Three’s a crowd? Rep. Ken McCarty and Sharon Jackson have filed letters of intent to run for Senate Seat L, a seat that has opened up after the recent redistricting exercise.
Two days ago, Eagle River Rep. Kelly Merrick filed to run for the seat. All three are Republicans, but District 22 Republicans censured Merrick for joining with the Democrats earlier this year to form a caucus in which she was able to be appointed co-chair of the Finance Committee.
Must Read Alaska has learned that Corrections Commissioner and former Republican Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom is weighing whether she will run.
McCarty beat Jackson for Eagle River House seat 23 (formerly 13) in 2020. Both are Republicans,
In a ranked choice voting scenario, an unlimited number of candidates can get on the primary ballot, but no more than four will be on the General Election ballot.
If no one has 50 percent of the vote on the General election, the number four candidate is removed and their second choice votes go somewhere. If there is still no more than 50 percent plus one win, the third place candidate goes away, and their votes go to one of the top two.