Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

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Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
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District ADistrict CDistrict EDistrict FDistrict GDistrict IDistrict KDistrict MDistrict NDistrict ODistrict PDistrict QDistrict SDistrict T
State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of six incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
John B. Coghill Ends.png Republican Senate District A
Charlie Huggins Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District E
Fred Dyson Ends.png Republican Senate District F
Bill Wielechowski Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District G
Johnny Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District I
Lesil McGuire Ends.png Republican Senate District K

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alaska State Senate:

Alaska State Senate
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 7 Pending
     Republican Party 13 Pending
Total 20 20

Qualifications

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Article II, Section 2 of the Alaska Constitution states: A member of the legislature shall be a qualified voter who has been a resident of Alaska for at least three years and of the district from which elected for at least one year, immediately preceding his filing for office. A senator shall be at least twenty-five years of age and a representative at least twenty-one years of age.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 4 of the 14 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats and one Republican are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 10 of the 14 districts up for election. Redistricting occurred in 2013, causing many incumbents to change districts.

Primary challenges

No incumbent faced primary competition on August 19. Two incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 12 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Six incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 8 (57.1%) are running for re-election. Because of redistricting, however, only two district races do not feature a current state senator. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and three Republicans, can be found above.

List of Candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on August 12, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District A

Note: Incumbent John B. Coghill (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Pete Kelly Approveda - District B incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tamara Kruse Roselius
Republican Party Pete Kelly

District C

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Click Bishop Approveda - Incumbent Bishop first assumed office in 2012.

Note: Mike Miller withdrew before the primary.[1]

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorothy J. Shockley
Republican Party Click Bishop

District E

Note: Incumbent Charlie Huggins (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:

Note: Mikse T. Willoya-Marx withdrew before the primary.[2]

Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael J. "Mike" Dunleavy

District F

Note: Incumbent Fred Dyson (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia R. Chesbro
Republican Party Bill Stoltze

District G

Note: Incumbent Bill Wielechowski (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Arlington
Republican Party Anna I. Fairclough

District I

Note: Incumbent Johnny Ellis (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Berta Gardner Approveda - District H incumbent Gardner first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Berta Gardner

District K

Note: Incumbent Lesil McGuire (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clare Ross
Republican Party Mia Costello

District M

Note: Incumbent Anna Fairclough (R) is running for re-election in District G.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Meyer Approveda - District L incumbent Meyer first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Felix E. Rivera
Republican Party Kevin Meyer

District N

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry T. Crawford, Jr.
Republican Party Catherine A. "Cathy" Giessel

District O

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Peter A. Micciche

District P

Note: Incumbent Dennis Egan (D) is running for re-election in District Q.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Gary Lee Stevens Approveda - District R incumbent Stevens first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert "Moose" Henrichs
Republican Party Gary Lee Stevens

District Q

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Egan Approveda - District P incumbent Egan first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Egan
Republican Party Tom Williams

District S

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lyman F. Hoffman

District T

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald C. "Donny" Olson

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