By Iris Samuels
Anchorage Daily News 

Gubernatorial candidates disagree on budget, school funding, abortion access


November 2, 2022

Alaska Beacon

Gubernatorial candidates, from left, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, former Gov. Bill Walker, former state Rep. Les Gara and former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce.

Alaska's four candidates for governor sparred over crime, education, abortion access and the state budget on Oct. 19 in the only live televised debate ahead of the November election.

Independent former Gov. Bill Walker and Democratic former state legislator Les Gara devoted much of their responses to attacking Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his record. Meanwhile, Dunleavy and fellow Republican candidate Charlie Pierce, former mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, appeared to agree on most issues and urged their supporters to rank the other candidate second in the state's first...

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