Michael Daniel, a Republican from Homer, has filed with the Division of Elections to challenge Rep. Sarah Vance for House District 6, Homer, Seldovia, Ninilchik, and Kasilof, where Vance has been the representative since 2019, when she retired former Rep. Paul Seaton.
Daniel is a Republican, like Vance. He is the chair of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Navy. After growing up in Anchorage, he served in the military for 20 years, before moving to Homer in 2018.
Because of the new open primary and ranked-choice general election, Republicans don’t have the ability to sort out their nominee in the August primary. Instead, the top four candidates for a seat proceed to the November General Election, regardless of party.