Ron Gillham has won the unanimous support of the District 30 Republicans, who also unanimously censured incumbent Rep. Gary Knopp — again — for his aligning himself with House Democrats to take over leadership with a bipartisan working group.
The group reaffirmed its censure of Knopp, after he had written a letter to the Republicans saying that their censure was invalid since it did not follow a correct procedure.
The pre-primary endorsement of Gillham came after consideration of whether both Gillham and another Republican, Kelly Wolfe, should receive endorsements. But after discussion, the vote went entirely for Gillham, who has good name recognition on the Kenai after coming close to ousting Sen. Peter Micciche during the 2018 primary..
The district also voted to provide funding to the Gillham campaign as well as for the district to do its own “position” advertising.
Earlier, the District had formally requested that Rep. Knopp not run as a Republican.