Rep. Tom McKay, District 15, Anchorage, survived a recount of the Nov. 8. He went from having a 7-vote advantage over Democrat Denny Wells to having a 9-vote lead.
The recount was conducted on Thursday at the Division of Elections at the request of Wells.
The recount took place in Juneau. Each candidate had the ability to have two observers at the event. When Wells didn’t get the result he wanted, he peppered Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai with multiple questions that were, to a large extent, unimportant to the count.
In a separate recount conducted on Wednesday, Sen. Cathy Giessel retained her lead in District E, South Anchorage, after Democrat Roselynn Cacy, who came in third, requested a recount. There was a 14-vote difference between her and Sen. Roger Holland, a Republican.
The Senate recount awarded both Cacy and Holland two votes apiece, but Giessel remained the overall winner of the race, beating incumbent Holland.