Applicants for District 40 seat revealed



The following people in District 40 have submitted their names to Alaska Democrats for consideration. The seat vacated when Rep. Dean Westlake was forced to resign will ultimately be chosen by the governor, but Democrats will offer three names from this list for Gov. Walker’s consideration :

  • Sandra J. Shroyer Beaver, Kotzebue
  • Timothy E. Gavin, Jr., Buckland
  • Rosie Hensley, Kotzebue
  • Leanna Mack, Barrow-Utqiagvik
  • Lewis J. Pagel, Kotzebue
  • Patrick Savok, Kotzebue
  • Eugene S. Smith, Kotzebue
  • Nicole N. Stoops, Kotzebue

The party received the name of Richard J. Frank, but rejected it, without specifying a reason.  Must Read Alaska has learned the party received nine applications. They must offer their final recommendations to the governor no later than Jan. 15.


  1. If any of these people has a past that is even remotely similar to the Westlake history please make sure the House Majority, and for that matter Bill Walker, have to acknowledge it this time around. Thank you.

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