Tuesday is Alaska’s Primary Election. Local voters can choose their preferred candidate for U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor, and state House.
On the Republican ballot for U.S. House are incumbent Rep. Don Young, Thomas Nelson of Chugiak, and Jed. Whittaker of Anchorage.
Mark Begich of Anchorage is running unopposed for governor in the Democratic primary.
On the Republican ballot for governor are Darin Colbry of Anchorage, Mike Dunleavy of Anchorage, Thomas Gordon of Wasilla, Gerald Heikes of Palmer, Merica Hlatcu of Anchorage, Michael Sheldon of Petersburg, and Mead Treadwell of Anchorage.
Running unopposed for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary is Debra Call of Anchorage.
Republicans running for lieutenant governor are Lynn Gattis of Wasilla, Edie Grunwald of Palmer, Sharon Jackson of Eagle River, Kevin Meyer of Anchorage, Gary Stevens of Kodiak and Stephen Wright of Wasilla.
Whoever wins their respective primaries for governor and lieutenant governor will face incumbents Bill Walker and Byron Mallott in November.
Also running for re-election as an unaffiliated candidate is Ketchikan’s Dan Ortiz, the incumbent House District 36 representative. He is not on any primary ballot. In November, he will face Democrat Ghert Abbott and Republican Trevor Shaw. They each are unopposed for their party’s nomination to that seat.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.