Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell hosted the first of eight scheduled hearings to discuss Ballot Measure 3 in Nome on Tuesday afternoon.
Walker will run as governor, Mallott as lieutenant governor on the “Alaska First Unity Ticket.”
Voters of the Bering Strait and Norton Sound mirrored statewide trends in Tuesday’s primary, especially on Ballot Measure 1, but chose differently in the race for Lt. Governor.
Unofficial results show a 6,800 vote margin in favor of “no” on Ballot Measure 1, the proposition that asked voters to keep or repeal the state’s new system for taxing oil.
This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m.), we’re talking about Alaska’s oil tax future and the August 19 vote on Ballot Measure 1.
Primary voters will pick candidates for major races for both parties, as well as decide the fate of Alaska’s contentious new oil tax system.
Oil tax repeal supports join together in a “Day of Action,” using selfies to fuel Vote Yes! campaign.
Six Alaska Native corporations are forming an advocacy group against an August ballot measure intended to repeal the state’s new oil tax system.
Beyond supporting the re-election of Democratic Senator Mark Begich, the convention in Nome endorsed a party candidate for the U.S. House and reiterated support for gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott.
Last week three of the state’s Republican candidates responded to questions from Alaskans. The forum aired on KTUU and hosted Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, and current Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell.