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Neal Lacy
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Former candidate for
Alaska House of Representatives, District 10
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
School Board Member, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board, Seat F
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
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Neal Lacy was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Alaska House of Representatives.

Lacy previously served on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board, representing District F. He was defeated for re-election by Donna Dearman on October 1, 2013. Lacy was first elected to the board in 2010.


Neal Lacy's professional experience includes owning Alaska Mobile Marine Service in Wasilla, AK.[1]


Campaign themes


Lacy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Minimum wage

  • Excerpt: "The minimum wage needs to raised."

Womens Issues

  • Excerpt: "The government has no right to tell women how to live their lives."

Susitna Hydro Project

  • Excerpt: "We don't need the Susitna dam."

Responsible resource develpoment

  • Excerpt: "Alaska's resources can be developed without harming the evironment."

Alaska's resources

  • Excerpt: "Alaska needs to develop its natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of the state."



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Neal T. Lacy was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 7 incumbent Wes Keller was unopposed in the Republican primary. Keller defeated Lacy and Roger Purcell (nonpartisan) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWes Keller Incumbent 64.4% 4,475
     Democratic Neal T. Lacy 21.2% 1,475
     Nonpartisan Roger Purcell 14.4% 998
Total Votes 6,948


See also: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District elections (2013)


Lacy ran against Donna Dearman, James A. Tapley, and Stephen Jacobson for Seat F on October 1, 2013.[7]


Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board Seat F, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Dearman 29.7% 2,435
     Nonpartisan Stephen C. Jacobson 23.5% 1,921
     Nonpartisan Neal T. Lacy 28.1% 2,300
     Nonpartisan James A. "Jim" Tapley 17.1% 1,398
Total Votes 8,186
Source: [ Matanuska-Susitna Borough, "Election Summary Report October 3, 2012 Regular Election"] (dead link)


As of September 25, 2013, Lacy did not disclose any campaign finance expenditures or contributions to the Alaska Secretary of State.[8]


Lacy did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.


Lacy was first elected to the Seat F position on October 5, 2010. He was opposed by Colleen Vague.[9]

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board, Seat F, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Lacy Incumbent 55.4% 5,575
     Nonpartisan Colleen Vague 44.6% 4,489
Total Votes 10,064

About the district

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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is located approximately 35 miles north of Anchorage in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in an area commonly known as the “Valley.” The district spans approximately 25,000 square miles, an area larger than the entire state of West Virginia. According to the 2010 Census it is home to approximately 88,995 residents.[10]


Matanuska-Susitna Borough underperforms the rest of Alaska based on percentage of people below poverty level, but outperforms the rest of Alaska in high school graduation rates and median household income. The median household income for Matanuska-Susitna Borough is $70,343 when compared to $69,014 for the state of Alaska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Matanuska-Susitna Borough is 9.7% while it is 9.5% for the state of Alaska. 92.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 91.4% of Alaska residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 20.9% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 27.2% for the state of Alaska.

2010 Census Data for Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska[11]
Race Kenai Peninsula Borough State of Alaska
White 84.8% 67.5%
Black or African American 1.2% 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.8% 14.8%
Asian 1.4% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 1.2%
Two or more race 6.4% 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino 4.1% 6.1%

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