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Republicans Pick Up AK Senate Seats

By | November 6, 2012

Republicans picked up seats in the Alaska Senate in Tuesday’s election.

Among the key races included:

  • Fairbanks-area Republicans John Coghill and Pete Kelly won their bids, as did Republican Click Bishop.
  • Democratic incumbent Bettye Davis lost to Republican Anna Fairclough in an Anchorage-Eagle River district.
  • Democrat Albert Kookesh (Angoon) and Republican Bert Stedman (Sitka) were pitted against each other in District Q in Southeast Alaska. Stedman won.
  • Democrat Hollis French edged Republican Bob Bell in Anchorage’s District J.

Results in closely-watched races:

  • Senate A (Fairbanks):          Joe Thomas (D) –  5,233                   John Coghill (R) – 7,406
  • Senate B (Fairbanks):          Joe Paskvan (D) –  4,268                  Pete Kelly (R) – 4,797
  • Senate C (Fairbanks, Delta, Valdez): Anne Sudkamp (D) – 3,146        Click Bishop (R) – 7,985
  • Senate G (Anchorage):        Bill Wielechowski (D) – 5,113   Bob Roses (R) – 3,510
  • Senate H (Anchorage):        Berta Gardner (D) – 5,658        Don Smith (R) – 3,826
  • Senate J (Anchorage):         Hollis French (D) –  6,415         Bob Bell (R) – 6,166
  • Senate M: (Anchorage):      Bettye Davis (D) –  5,350                  Anna Fairclough (R) – 8,149
  • Senate N (Anchorage-Nikiski-Seward):        Cathy Giessel (R) – 7,671               Ron Devon (NA – 5,808
  • Senate Q (Southeast Alaska):                          Albert Kookesh (D) – 4,011                  Bert Stedman (R) – 7,187

Complete Alaska election results.

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