Byron Mallott

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Byron Mallott
Placeholder image2.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 19, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Yakutat
Mayor of Juneau
Personal
BirthdayMay 14, 1953
BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio
Byron Mallott is a Democrat running on the Alaska First Unity Party independent ticket for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in the 2014 elections.[1][2][3] He launched his campaign on October 15, 2013.

Biography

Mallott previously served as mayor of Yakutat and Juneau. He is a former executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives and head of Alaska Public Radio Network.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Mallott is running for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska on the Alaska First Unity Ticket with Bill Walker.[1] Mallott won the ADL primary on August 19, 2013, but was rejected as the party's nominee by a vote of the Alaska Democratic Party's central committee on September 1 and transferred to a joint independent ticket alongside Walker, who ended his long-standing affiliation with the Republican Party as a condition of being accepted onto the consolidated ticket. Though no longer running on the Democratic line, Mallott was allowed to maintain his Democratic registration after the ticket merger.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

ADL primary - August 19, 2014

Governor of Alaska Democratic-Libertarian-Independence Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngByron Mallott (Democratic) 66.9% 34,854
Phil Stoddard (Democratic) 16.7% 8,723
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn "Care" Clift (Libertarian) 16.4% 8,541
Total Votes 52,118
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Polls

Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Bill Walker (I)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
46.3%45.1%8.6%+/-4.05584
Public Policy Poll
July 31-August 3, 2014
41%40%19%+/-3.8673
AVERAGES 43.65% 42.55% 13.8% +/-3.93 628.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Byron Mallott (D)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
34.0%54.9%11.1%+/-4.05584
Public Policy Poll
July 31-August 3, 2014
48%37%14%+/-3.8673
AVERAGES 41% 45.95% 12.55% +/-3.93 628.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Byron Mallott (D)Bill Walker (I)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
42%16%29%13%+/-4.05584
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Care Clift (L) (Poll 3 only)Byron Mallott (D)J.R. Myers (C)Bill Walker (I)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
January 30-February 1, 2014
41%0%25%3%16%15%+/-3.4850
Public Policy Pollingl
May 8-11, 2014
37%0%27%4%17%15%+/-4.1582
Public Policy Polling
July 31-August 3, 2014
37%3%22%2%20%16%+/-3.8673
AVERAGES 38.33% 1% 24.67% 3% 17.67% 15.33% +/-3.77 701.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Race background

Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell was first elected in 2010 and is seeking a second term in 2014. Parnell considered mounting a bid for Congress in the 2014 electoral cycle, but ultimately settled on running for re-election as governor.

Parnell announced his intention to pursue another term as Alaska's chief executive official in May 2013.[5][6] By the following May, Parnell appeared to be in strong standing for re-election. A Public Policy Poll showed the incumbent leading three potential general election opponents by at least 10 points, meanwhile The Cook Political Report released another round of 2014 governors race ratings and labeled the Alaska Governor seat as "Solid Republican" under Parnell.[7]

Parnell defeated three challengers - Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes, Russ Millette and Brad Snowden - to secure the Republican Party's re-nomination in the August 19 primary. The Democratic-Libertarian-Independence (or "ADL") primary ballot included Democrats Byron Mallott and Phil Stoddard, as well uncontested Libertarian nominee Carolyn "Care" Clift. Mallott received the highest number of votes in the ADL primary, and was set to advance as the Democratic nominee to the general election along with Parnell, Clift, Bill Walker (independent) and J.R. Myers (Alaska Constitution Party).[8][9]

Then, on September 1, the party's central committee voted 89-2 to reject the Mallott-led Democratic gubernatorial ticket and instead support an alternative "fusion" ticket pairing Mallott with independent candidate for governor Bill Walker.[1] The spontaneous formation of the Walker/Mallott "Alaska First Unity Ticket" caused a dramatic shakeup of the general election tickets for both governor and lieutenant governor, since it necessitated the withdrawal of two qualified candidates, Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Hollis French and Walker's original running mate Craig Fleener, in addition to Walker's relinquishment of his Republican affiliation. Though Mallott lost the Democratic nomination and was demoted to the lieutenant governor slot, he, unlike Walker, was allowed to remain a registered Democrat.[10] Almost one year prior to the shuffle, the Alaska Democratic Party voted unanimously to back Mallott for governor. Indeed, the party stated that Mallott's was their earliest ever gubernatorial endorsement vote, citing the members' approval of the candidate's "public service, business experience and 'progressive' values."[11]

One of the driving forces behind the ticket merger was the Alaska AFL-CIO's decision to boycott the three-way governor's race, echoing the popular complaint among Parnell opponents that the overcrowded arrangement essentially rigged the election in favor of the incumbent.[1] The AFL-CIO, which is a leading contributor to campaigns in Alaska and nationwide, implied it would back a challenger on the condition that he would face a fair fight against Parnell in November.

Republican, Democratic, Alaskan Independence and Libertarian Party candidates do not need to petition to appear on the ballot in Alaska.[12] This year, Alaska Constitution Party Chairman J.R. Myers, the party's first viable candidate for governor since its establishment in 2010, wants to add the Alaska Constitution Party to the list. Myers succeeded in submitting the required 3,017 valid petition signatures by August 19 for a place on the November ballot. If he earns a minimum of 3 percent of the 2014 general election vote, the Constitution Party will be reclassified from a Political Group to a Political Party and share the same ballot access privileges as the existing four qualified parties. The Alaska Constitution Party was previously affiliated with the Alaskan Independence Party, of which Myers served two years as Vice Chairman.[13][14]


Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Byron + Mallott + Alaska + Lieutenant + Governor"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Byron Mallott News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References