House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt announced today that he is running for reelection for House District 27, East Anchorage. Pruitt said he would file midday, but in advance he has posted a video on his personal Facebook page.
Pruitt will face hardline Democrat Liz Snyder, who ran against him two years ago. The Alaska Democrats have targeted this East Anchorage seat and intend to flip it blue this time with their more-experienced, second-time candidate. Snyder filed for the seat last July and started 2020 with over $86,000 in her campaign treasure chest.
But Pruitt has represented East Anchorage for 10 years and has spent his whole life in the district. While Snyder is a professor of public health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Pruitt has worked in logistics and transportation in the private sector, before running for office in 2010.