Alaska State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Alaska Senate consisted of a primary election on August 26, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

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.

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $863,330. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Alaska State Senate
Donor Amount
Anderson, John Nels $40,000
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte of Alaska $37,578
Alaska Republican Party $29,738
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $11,500
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $10,500
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $10,500
Alaska Region Council of Carpenters Local 1281 $9,000
Fairbanks Republican Womens Club $9,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $9,000
Schneeberger, Rosemary Rory $7,500

List of Candidates

District 1 (A)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Gerry M. Knasiak: 2,052 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Bert K. Stedman: 3,715 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bert K. Stedman: 11,101 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3 (C)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Albert M. Kookesh: 3,209 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Albert M. Kookesh: 8,328 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Rosema Schneeberger: 3,686

District 5 (E)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Paskvan: 1,807 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Cynthia Henry: 2,867 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Paskvan: 5,923 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cynthia Henry: 5,504

District 7 (G)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Erick Cordero: 2,271 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Linda K. Menard: 6,779 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erick Cordero: 3,811
Republican Party Linda K. Menard: 15899 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9 (I)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Steven C. Amundson: 1,522 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Fred J. Dyson: 4,181 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven C. Amundson: 3,788
Republican Party Fred J. Dyson: 10,095 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11 (K)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Bettye J. Davis: 3,524 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Dave Harbour: 3,394 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bettye J. Davis: 7,789 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Harbour: 5,891

District 13 (M)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Hollis S. French, II: 4,091 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hollis S. French, II: 9,552 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15 (O)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Douglas P. Van Etten: 2,526 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Meyer: 4,515 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas P. Van Etten: 4,411
Republican Party Kevin Meyer: 9,874 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17 (Q)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Nels Anderson: 2,386 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Thomas H. Wagoner: 5,036 Approveda
  • James E. Kauffman: 1,899

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nels Anderson: 6,758
Republican Party Thomas H. Wagoner: 10645 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20 (T)

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Donald C. Olson: 3,494 Approveda
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald C. Olson: 8,730 Green check mark transparent.png

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