Democrat files to run for Murkowski's Senate seat
May 18, 2022
A retired Matanuska-Susitna Borough teacher has filed to run as a Democrat for U.S. Senate in Alaska.
Pat Chesbro filed candidacy paperwork with the state Division of Elections on May 11. She would join a crowded field of 16 candidates in the Aug. 16 primary that includes the incumbent, Republican Lisa Murkowski, and Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Murkowski has had a huge cash advantage in the race so far.
The filing deadline is June 1.
Chesbro’s campaign said she spent a career in education and is on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commissi...