By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Alaska voters will select new member of Congress next Tuesday

Primary election held the same day for November races


August 10, 2022

Alaska voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to mark their ballots in a couple of firsts: The first election under the state’s new ranked-choice voting system, and the election of Alaska’s first new member of the U.S. House in 49 years.

The three finalists for Congress selected in the July special primary election are Republicans Nick Begich, a Chugiak businessman, and former Gov. Sarah Palin, and former Bethel state legislator Democrat Mary Peltola.

At a recent candidate forum in Juneau, Begich noted that Alaska is the second most federally dependent state in the U.S., and the rising threa...

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