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Progressive Candidates in Today’s Alaska Primary Election Are Scored

Alaska on a vintage globe of the Earth
Written by JoAnn Chateau

Today is Alaska’s Primary Election. The state has endured a long, harsh period of economic austerity, motivating most political candidates to fixate on three priorities:

  1. Protect the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)
  2. Adequate funding for public education
  3. Public safety

But there are some progressive candidates in Alaska, who enhance these priorities with a broader view. Of particular note…

  • Alyce Galvin, CD-At-Large
  • Carol Hafner, CD-At-Large
  • Dimitri Shein, CD-At-Large
  • Mark Begich, Governor
  • Ed Alexander, State House 6
  • Zack Fields, State House 20
  • Elias Rojas, State House 20
  • Dennis Harris, State House 32
  • Andy Story, State House 34

Carol Hafner is far and away the most progressive candidate running in Alaska today.

I know that because, being a complete nerd, I thought it would be interesting to score how far Left Alaskan progressive candidates lean… on a spreadsheet. As per usual, I relied on the candidate’s website to determine where he or she stands on the issues. This time, however, I evaluated the candidates according to 25 different progressive priorities.

Don’t expect any one candidate to embrace all the priorities. Most focus on a select few. Therefore I’d say that a “10” is a pretty darn good progressive score, which is what Hafner received.

Click on the following link if you’d like to check out the spreadsheet: Progressive Candidates – Aug 21 & 28, 2018 Primaries.

For more candidate info regarding the August 21 and 28 primaries, follow this link: Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: August 21 and 28, 2018.

Progressive Congress of Bust!

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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