PAC Announces 2016 Primary Endorsements

The ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Political Action Committee recommends the following list of candidates for the upcoming Primary Election to be held Tuesday, Aug. 16.

PAC endorsements are determined by questionnaire responses from candidates and incumbents, as well as legislative voting records. An endorsement for public office is based on the candidate’s support for public employee issues, not party affiliation. The following candidates and incumbents have expressed or taken political positions that the PAC believes are in the best interest of public employees.

 

State Senate

 District 

 Name

 Party 

A

 

 

B

 Luke Hopkins

D

C

 

 

D

 No Endorsement

-

E

 

 

F

 No Endorsement

-

G

 

 

H

 Sen. Bill Wielechowski

D

I

 

 

J

 Tom Begich

D

K

 

 

L

 Forrest McDonald

D

M

 

 

N

 Vince Beltrami

D

O

 

 

P

 Sen. Gary Stevens

R

Q

 

 

R

 No Endorsement

-

S

 

 

T

 Sen. Donny Olson

D

State House

 District 

 Name

 Party 

1

 Rep. Scott Kawasaki

D

3

 Christina Sinclair

D

5

 Rep. Adam Wool

D

7

 No Endorsement

-

9

 Rep. Jim Colver

R

11

 Bert Verrall

N/A

13

 No Endorsement

-

15

 Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

R

17

 Rep. Andy Josephson

D

19

 Rep. Geran Tarr

D

21

 Rep. Matt Claman

D

23

 Rep. Chris Tuck

D

25

 Pat Higgins

D

27

 Harry Crawford

D

29

 No Endorsement

-

31

 Rep. Paul Seaton

R

33

 Rep. Sam Kito

D

35

 Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins

D

37

 Rep. Bryce Edgmon

D

39

 Rep. Neal Foster

D

State House

 District 

 Name

 Party 

2

 No Endorsement

-

4

 Rep. David Guttenberg

D

6

 Jason Land

D

8

 No Endorsement

-

10

 No Endorsement

-

12

 Gretchen Wehmhoff

D

14

 Joe Hackenmueller

N/A

16

 Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

D

18

 Rep. Harriet Drummond

D

20

 Rep. Les Gara

D

22

 No Endorsement

-

24

 Sue Levi

D

26

 Rep. Bob Lynn

R

28

 Shirley Cote

D

30

 No Endorsement

-

32

 Rep. Louise Stutes

R

34

 Rep. Cathy E. Muñoz

R

36

 Rep. Dan Ortiz

I

38

 No Endorsement

-

40

 Dean Westlake

D

 

The PAC would like to encourage your participation in political action. If you are not already a contributor to Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality (PEOPLE), please consider enrolling. A membership in PEOPLE automatically makes you a member of the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Political Action Committee.

As a contributing member of the PAC you can be elected to serve on the PAC Board of Directors. For more information, contact the ASEA Juneau Office at 463-4949 or (800) 478-0049 toll free.

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