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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
Governor of Alaska
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 19, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Yakutat
Mayor of Juneau
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BirthdayMay 14, 1953
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Byron Mallott is a Democratic candidate for Governor of Alaska in the 2014 elections.[1][2] He launched his campaign on Oct. 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.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska Gubernatorial election, 2014

Mallott is running for election as Governor of Alaska. Mallott won the the ADL primary on August 19, 2013.[3] 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.


Endorsements

Mallot's 2014 gubernatorial candidacy has been endorsed by the Alaska Democratic Party. The state party's central committee voted unanimously to support Mallot just one week after he announced his bid for the Democratic nomination and so far in advance of the primary. Indeed, the party stated that Mallot's was their earliest ever gubernatorial endorsement vote, citing members' approval of the candidate's "public service, business experience and "progressive" values."[4]

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's seat as "Solid Republican" under Parnell.[7]

Parnell defeated three challengers, Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes, Russ Millette and Brad Snowden, to secure the 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 will advance with Parnell and Clift to the general election, along with unaffiliated contender Bill Walker and J.R. Myers of the Alaska Constitution Party.[8][9]

Republican, Democratic, Alaskan Independence and Libertarian Party candidates do not need to petition to appear on the ballot in Alaska.[10] This year, Alaska Constitution Party Chairman J.R. Myers wants to add his party to the list, and become its first viable candidate for governor since the Alaska Constitution Party was established in 2010. 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% 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 exiting four qualified parties. The Alaska Constitution Party was previously affiliated with the Alaskan Independence Party, of which Myers served two years as Vice Chairman.[11][12]


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