HOUSE DISTRICT 37

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Election Day brought 624 Unalaskans to the polls.

The state Division of Elections still has to canvas 197 early, absentee, questioned and special needs ballots cast in person in Unalaska, as well as the ballots submitted by voters who applied directly through the state to vote early or absentee.

 

Unalaska's preliminary results are below. 

U.S. PRESIDENT

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Tuesday's election may have been a big win for Alaska Republicans, but preliminary results show Unalaska went blue.

While most Alaskans supported Mike Dunleavy for governor and Don Young for U.S. Representative, island voters turned out for their respective opponents: Democrat Mark Begich and independent Alyse Galvin, who ran on the Democratic ticket.

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Local election officials say 685 Unalaskans voted in the Nov. 6 general election.

Of that total, 69 absentee ballots and 31 questioned ballots must still be canvassed by the state Division of Elections.

The preliminary results are below.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

  • Alyse Galvin: 310 votes (53.6%)
  • Don Young: 267 votes
  • Write-ins: 1

ALASKA GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

SKIP GRAY/GAVEL ALASKA AND WILLIAM WEATHERBY

When southwest Alaska voters head to the polls Tuesday, they'll decide who represents them in the state House for the next two years.

Bryce Edgmon has represented District 37 — including the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands — for more than a decade.

Now running for his sixth term, the Dillingham Democrat told KUCB he wants to balance Alaska's budget without cutting existing programs — even if that means changes to Permanent Fund dividends or a broad-based tax.

William Weatherby is trying to unseat Edgmon and earn his first elected office.

Courtesy of William Weatherby

Republican William Weatherby has earned another chance to challenge Bryce Edgmon, the Democrat who's represented the Aleutian Islands and Bristol Bay in Juneau for the last 12 years.

Weatherby won the Republican nomination for House District 37 on Tuesday, claiming 63 percent of vote to defeat Stan Swetzof in the state's primary election.

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