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Scott Kohlhaas

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Scott Kohlhaas
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U.S. Senate, Alaska
Scott Kohlhaas (b. August 15, 1959) was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Alaska.[1] Kohlhaas was defeated in the Libertarian primary.

Kohlhaas was a 2010 Libertarian candidate for District 20 of the Alaska House of Representatives.


Kohlhaas attended Westminster College from 1978 to 1980. He went on to attend the University of Alaska in Anchorage from 1997 to 1999. Kohlhaas worked as a fundraiser/petitioner for the National Libertarian Party in 2004. In 2006, he was a coordinator/petitioner for Alaskans for Gaming Reform. He has also worked as a self-employed consultant from 2003 to 2007.[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Alaska, 2014

Kohlhaas ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Alaska. Kohlhaas was defeated by Thom Walker in the Libertarian primary on August 19, 2014.[3]

U.S. Senate, Alaska Libertarian Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThom Walker 61% 3,167
Mark Fish 24.9% 1,290
Scott Kohlhaas 14.1% 734
Total Votes 5,191
Source: Alaska Secretary of State


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kohlhaas was unopposed in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Democrat Max Gruenberg in the November 2 general election.

Alaska House of Representatives District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Max Gruenberg (D) 2,065
Scott A. Kohlhaas (L) 918


Kohlhaas was a member of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly from 1984 to 1996. He then served as a Trustee for the Dundee Township Library Board from 2001 to 2002. In 2004 he was a candidate for the United States Senate, but he was not elected. He also served as Chair of the Alaska Libertarian Party from 2002 to 2006. He was also a candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008 but was not elected in either case.[2]

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