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!

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