November 7, 2018 •
Alaska Voters Send a Republican to the Governor’s Mansion
State Republicans are celebrating a victory today following a successful gubernatorial election.
Mike Dunleavy, a former state senator from Wasilla, was elected governor, defeating Democratic candidate Mark Begich and current governor Bill Walker, whose name remained on the ballot despite a late withdrawal from the race.
With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Dunleavy triumphed over opponent Begich with about 52 percent of the vote.
After four years of having an Independent in office, this is a win for the Alaska Republican Party. The last Republican governor of Alaska was Sean Parnell, who was elected in 2010.
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