Richard Waisanen

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Richard Waisanen
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Candidate for
Alaska House of Representatives, District 33
Richard Waisanen (b. August 5, 1945) was a Democratic candidate for District 33 of the Alaska House of Representatives. The primary election was on August 24, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Waisanen was a candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008.


Waisanen earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1967. He went on to receive his M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Superior in 1974.



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Waisanen was unopposed in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Kurt Olson in the November 2 general election.

Alaska House of Representatives District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Olson (R) 4,995
Richard Waisanen (D) 1,525


Waisanen and his wife, Sharon, have two children.

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