Gov. Mike Dunleavy made it official this morning. He is running for reelection. His filing showed up on the Alaska Public Offices Commission reports.
Dunleavy expressed his intent to run for reelection to his cabinet on Thursday night.
In the next few days he will announce who the chair of his campaign is. Because of APOC rules, at this point, he has not made a campaign website or set up a campaign structure.
Under ranked choice voting, the governor will need to make a decision about a running mate, but it is a decision that won’t need to be made until the filing deadline next June. According to Alaska Public Media, he has chosen his lieutenant governor, Kevin Meyer.
(Writer Suzanne Downing is on the road to Kenai and will update this story over the course of the day.)