Alaska 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Alaska State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Alaska State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Alaska State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Alaska State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 10 10
     Republican Party 10 10
Total 20 20


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 9 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. All nine were re-elected to the Alaska State Senate.
  • There will be 1 new senator sworn-in. She is a Republican.
  • Of the 10 seats up for election, 5 were won by Democrats and 5 by Republicans.
  • 5 candidates were unopposed, 2 Democrats and 3 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Alaska, one incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 9 incumbents (90%) ran for re-election. Of these 9 incumbents, all were re-elected.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

No incumbents were defeated.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

No challengers defeated incumbents.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Alaska, 1 new senator will be sworn-in. She is a Republican. In the 1 open seat contest, a Republican won. In total, Alaska elected 10 senators, 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following is the newly-elected member of the Alaska State Senate:

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Alaska State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Alaska, 5 candidates (50% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 5, 2 were Democrats and 3 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Alaska, 2 (11.8%) of the 17 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in 2010.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Alaska State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Alaska House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Alaska House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 18 16
     Republican Party 21 24
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 40 40


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 36 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 3 incumbents lost, and thus 33 incumbents were re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, and two Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 7 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 7, 1 is a Democrat and 6 are Republicans
  • Of the 40 seats up for election, 16 were won by Democrats and 24 by Republicans.
  • 16 candidates were unopposed, 10 Democrats and 6 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Alaska, 36 (90%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 36, 3 incumbent representatives were defeated. One was a Republican and two were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Bob Buch
Mike Kelly (Alaska legislator)
Woodie Salmon

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Alan S. Dick
Bob Miller
Mia Costello

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Alaska, 7 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 7, 1 is a Democrat and 6 are Republicans. Republicans won all 4 open seat contests. In total, Alaska elected 40 representatives, 24 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Alaska House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Alaska House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Alaska, 16 candidates (40% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 16, 10 were Democrats and 6 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Alaska, 5 (7.4%) of the 68 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: