Two more Libertarians have announced they are running as a pair for governor and lieutenant governor.
Roman Shevchuk and Danny Clift announced this morning the launch of their campaign, with Shevchuk as the gubernatorial candidate, and Clift in the second spot.
The duo says it “intends to begin correcting Alaska’s course by promoting leadership guided by reason, restraint and accountability to the people.”
Shevchuk describes himself as a capitalist and second-generation American, whose family escaped the aftermath of communism in the Ukraine to seek a better life in the United States, settling in Wasilla in 2001.
Clift is an architect, entrepreneur and lifelong Alaskan who runs two businesses: his architectural practice and a marijuana cultivation site in Anchorage.
They detailed their platform:
– Believe in consensus-based leadership. Citizens give consent
to be governed and for this law to be common, it must be supported
by an overwhelming majority. It is not government’s duty to direct the
– Oppose partisan political behavior that has typified the
landscape of politics in this State.
– Believe in a full PFD and the statutory formula it’s based
upon, and are against the POMV.
– Aim to maintain or reduce state spending in all divisions.
– Protect our citizens’ rights. All of them.
– Are sensitive on LGBTQI+ issues
– Are Feminists in the classical way that the Merriam Webster
dictionary defines it.
– Believe in the subsistence lifestyle in Alaska and are
– Are friends of the marijuana industry.
– Believe in school choice.
Already announced are two other Libertarians, Billy Toien and Shirley Rainbolt.
Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas have announced as nonpartisan candidates, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced, but has not announced his running mate.
Alaska will have, for the first time, an open primary, with all names on the same ballot, and a ranked choice voting general election, where voters will rank the four candidates (or teams, in the case of the governor’s race) who emerge from the primary with the most votes.
Candidates have until June 25, 2022 to withdraw from the primary ballot. The primary election is Aug. 16, 2022