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A deeper dive into the recall signatures: Juneau tops list

THE MOOD IN THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT IS FOR A NEW GOVERNOR

The district that had the most people signing the Recall Dunleavy application petition was downtown Juneau, with 3,012 people signing in House District 33. That was followed by University of Alaska stronghold Fairbanks District 4, where 2,709 people signed the petition.

Third highest in signatures was Anchorage south hillside House District 28, with 2,183 putting their name on the list. That district is represented by Rep. Jennifer Johnston, and is dense with University of Alaska professors and employees in the medical field.

But although some districts are nearly as blue as Downtown Juneau, they are not dense, and not as easy to collect signatures in. For example, Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky represents the blue District 38, whose hub community is Bethel. It’s a far-flung region, and signature gatherers just focused on the town.

In the downtown Juneau area, signature gathering was a cakewalk, centering in the beehive neighborhoods around the capital, where last year voters went heavily for Mark Begich for governor, with Precinct 2 voters favoring him with 597 votes to the 111 votes given to Michael Dunleavy.

It’s normal for Juneau: In 2012, the capital city led the state in percentages of those voting for Barack Obama for president. And in 2016, not a single precinct in the capital city had Donald Trump in the lead, and in downtown Juneau only 15 percent of the voters picked Trump.

[Read: Media moguls in Alaska sign recall petition]

Here’s the snapshot of all the House districts from across the state, with how many of their voters signed the recall petition. Under this snapshot is a downloadable spreadsheet with the same information:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • The research will be helpful for the next round of signatures.

  • Ironic. The rest of Alaska has voted more than once to get rid of Juneau as our capital. And yet here we are.

    • http://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/info/capmove.htm

      You may have voted in favor more than once, but the record is quite clear.

    • Yes. 3 times we Alaskans voted against moving. Once we voted to move it… only to vote against it once we discovered the cost.

  • Looks like the perfect time to move the Capital OUT of Juneau.

    • I’d just as soon we gave it to Canada.

      • Greg, your comment is unproductive.

        • Never the less, it is mine and I stand by it.

  • The “swamp” fights back!

  • Anyone notice the signs they were carrying.. ‘Omg Gop Wtf’… Is this the mentality of Juneau these days? I say move the dang capitol and be done with what I dub Southeast Washington lol

    • Wouldn’t that be Northwest Washington? Nice try at wit.

  • Fairbanks District 4 is Rep. Grier Hopkin’s district. His dad, Luke, was past FNSB mayor. His brother in law is Scott Kendall, former asst. to gov Bill Walker. Kendall is the petition driver. And, UA Regents president John Davies lives in Dist 4. Enough said. Most left wing district in the state.

  • Better yet, how about we split the state? Anchorage- Mat-Su can be its own state! The rest of us will no longer be a burden on you folks! The new state can fund itself by taxing its resources! Which is…………. ???????

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