Alaska Republican Party District 12 has endorsed Kelly Tshibaka for U.S. Senate. The vote was taken Thursday night and was unanimous, according to people who attended the district meeting. District 12 encompasses Chugiak, Eklutna, Peters Creek, Butte, and Fairview areas of the Mat-Su Valley.
Also endorsing Tshibaka this past week was the Mat-Su Valley Republican Women’s Club; it was also an unanimous vote from the entire club, which is the oldest Republican Women’s Club in Alaska, established in 1947.
As candidate Tshibaka makes appearances around the state, she has also won endorsements from both Kenai Republican women’s clubs, the Anchorage Republican Women’s Club, both Mat-Su Valley Republican women’s clubs, and the District 21 Republicans in Anchorage.
The Alaska Republican Party at the State Central Committee quarterly meeting in March voted to censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski and vowed to find a replacement for her as its preferred choice for U.S. Senate. Murkowski has held the seat since 2002. Tshibaka announced her intent to run for the seat on March 29.