MAT-SU — With less than one month until the general election on Nov. 3, candidates for local and state office have filed their 30-day reports with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
Senate Seat D
Current Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Dan Mayfield is challenging Republican Sen. David Wilson for Senate as a non party-affiliated candidate. Democratic party nominee Thomas Lamb is also running for Senate seat D.
Lamb reported $1,736.75 in total income and has expended all but $10 throughout the course of his campaign. During the most recent reporting period, Lamb donated $721.75 to himself of the $731.75 that he received in total.
Mayfield reported $34,388.32 in total campaign income and still has $12,244.31 in cash on hand. Mayfield received donations of $1,000 from the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52, IBEW PAC, NEA-Alaska PACE, and the APEA/AFT PAC. Mayfield received $2,000 from the Mat-Su Democrats and $3,000 from the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee. Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar donated $50 and Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Tim Hale donated $100 to Mayfield’s campaign.
Wilson reported more total income than any other Valley candidate and retains more cash on hand than any other candidate. Wilson reported $43,033.82 in total income and retains $18,724.63 in cash on hand. Wilson received a $200 from former Alaska Republican Party Chair and Gov. Dunleavy’s former Chief of Staff Tuckerman Babcock, $250 from Senator Shelley Hughes, $500 from current Wasilla Deputy Mayor Glenda Ledford and $50 from Wasilla Councilman Stu Graham. Wilson received $1,000 donations from the Republican Women of Juneau and the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club. Wilson’s largest donation came from Capitol City Republican with a $6,000 contribution. The Valley Republican Women contributed $1,000 in two payments, the Alaska Republican Party District 12 contributed $200, the Alaska Republican Party District 7 donated $5,000, the Alaska State Medical Association and AGC PAC donated $500 and Vote Kevin McCabe donated $905.37.
Senate Seat F
Jim Cooper received the nomination for the Democratic Party for Senate seat F after Stephanie Jeffers ran in the Primary. Cooper reported $17,366 in total income and moves forward with $10,741.17 cash on hand. Cooper received a $250 contribution from the Tongass Democrats and $2,000 from the Mat-Su Democrats and donated $10,700 to his own campaign.
Incumbent Sen. Shelley Hughes began 2020 with over $22,000 in her campaign and reported $40,342.37 in total campaign income. Hughes closes with $17,018.28 in cash on hand.
Hughes received contributions of $100 from the Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum, $125 from Representative Cathy Tilton and $50 from Anchorage Assemblywoman Jamie Allard. Hughes received no contributions larger than $500. The Alaska Republicans Inc., Republican Women of Juneau, Capital City Republicans and PAC/AGC Gaming Account all donated $500. Hughes received contributions of $300 from the Valley Republican Women of Alaska, $50 from the Republican Women of the Kenai and $200 each from the Alaska Republicans Inc, and Alaska Republicans District 12 Candidate Support. Hughes donated a total of $52.19 to her own campaign in two contributions.
House District 7
In the House District 7 seat currently held by Colleen Sullivan-Leonard who is not running for reelection, Republican Party nominee Chris Kurka and non-affiliated candidate Jamin Burton will face off in the general election.
Kurka reported $26,302.14 in total campaign income and continues with $4,843.66 in cash on hand. Kurka received a $1,000 contribution from the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club, $250 from the Marathon Alaska PAC and $500 each from the Valley Republican Women’s Club of Alaska and Capital City Republican. Kurka donated $190.19 to his own campaign.
Burton reported $8,703 in total income and spent very little with $7,424.69 in cash on hand remaining. Burton received a $500 contribution from the APEA/AFT Employees Political Information Committee, $200 from Mat-Su School Board Member Dr. Sarah Welton and $100 from Mat-Su School Board candidate Jeanne Troshynski.
House District 8
After defeating Rep. Mark Neuman in the Republican primary, Kevin McCabe has amassed the second highest campaign income total of any Valley candidate. McCabe reported $42,363.19 in total income and has $3,790.52 in cash on hand. McCabe received a $1,000 contribution from the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club as his largest donation. The Valley Republican Women of Alaska donated $300, the Alaska Miner’s Association PAC and Marathon Alaska PAC both contributed $250 and the Alaska Republican Party contributed $500. Sen. David Wilson contributed $400 and Sen. Shelley Hughes contributed $100. McCabe provided $194 to his own campaign.
Democratic Party nominee Alma Hartley has reported $41.71 in total campaign income and $400.12 in total expenses. All of Hartley’s campaign income was from herself.
House District 9
Democratic Party nominee Bill Johnson is out-raising Rep. George Rauscher in District 9. Rauscher reported $25,061.83 in total campaign income and continues with $4,162.38 in cash on hand. Rauscher received $1,000 contributions form the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club and Conoco-Phillips Alaska Employees. The Valley Republican Women of Alaska contributed $600, the Alaska Mining Association PAC contributed $250 and Capital City Republican contributed $2,000. Congressman Don Young contributed $60.
Johnson reported $28,001 in total campaign income and continues with $14,519.32 in cash on hand. Johnson received $1,000 contributions each from the Mat-Su Democrats, Public Employees 71 Supporting League and IBEW 1547 PAC. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1243 PAC contributed $250. Anchorage Senator Tom Begich contributed $100 and Fairbanks Senator Scott Kawasaki contributed $150. Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar contributed $50.
House District 10
Rep. David Eastman has reported $38,907.43 in total campaign income and continues with $5,125.94 in closing cash on hand. Eastman received a contribution of $250 from the Valley Republican Women of Alaska. Eastman’s challenger, Democratic Party nominee Monica Stein-Olson has reported $16,852.03 in total campaign income with $5,314.45 in cash on hand. Stein-Olson received a $1,000 contribution from the Mat-Su Democrats, a $500 contribution from the APEA/AFT Employees PIC and $100 from Anchorage Senator Tom Begich.
House District 11
Rep. DeLena Johnson has reported $17,646.29 in total campaign income and continues with $6,791.46 in cash on hand. Johnson received $500 contributions from Alaska Republicans Inc., PAC/AGC, the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club and the Republican Women of Juneau. Johnson also received contributions of $300 from the Valley Republican Women of Alaska and $250 from Capital City Republican as well as $100 from Palmer Mayor Edna DeVries.
Johnson’s opponent Andrea Hackbarth reports no income or expenditures.
House District 12
Rep. Cathy Tilton is running unopposed in the General Election for House District 12 and reported $21,597.00 in total campaign income. Tilton continues with $17,037.45 in cash on hand. Tilton received $500 contributions from AGC PAC, the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club and the Republican Women of Juneau. Tilton also received $200 from the Alaska Republicans District 12, $250 from the Valley Republican Women of Alaska, $250 from Capital City Republican and $100 from Alaska Republicans Inc., District 12.
Mat-Su Borough School District School Board
Dwight Probasco is running against Leland Baugus for the seat on the school board representing District 6 which is currently held by Kelsey Trimmer. Ole Larson is running for reelection against Jeanne Troshynski. Probasco reported $5,640 in total campaign income and continues with $2,244.48 in cash on hand. Probasco received a $500 contribution from the Mat-Su Education Association PAC and $100 from Mat-Su School Board Member Dr. Sarah Welton. Probasco contributed $2,025 to his own campaign.
Mat-Su Borough Assembly
There are seven candidates running for two available seats on the assembly. Amber Sanchez, Colleen Vague and Robert Yundt II are running for the seat in District 4, currently represented by Ted Leonard. Mike Alexander, Lisa Behrens, Ken Koch and Clayton “Mokie” Tew are running for Dan Mayfield’s seat in District 5.
Tew reported $14,888.70 in total campaign income and continues with $5,292.68 in cash on hand. Tew received a $200 contribution from the Mat-Su Republican Women. Senator David Wilson contributed $200, Yundt contributed $500, former candidate for Senate D Huhnkie Lee contributed $20 and Wasilla Councilman Stu Graham contributed $20. Tew contributed $2,600 to his own campaign.
Lisa Behrens reported $21,928 in total campaign income and continues with $7,253.65 in cash on hand. Behrens received a $300 contribution from Borough Mayor Vern Halter, $100 from Mayfield and $50 from Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar. Behrens contributed to her own campaign three times totaling $12,500.
Yundt reported campaign income of $7,000 with $1,351.24 in cash on hand remaining. Yundt contributed $5,000 to his own campaign.
Colleen Vague reported $6,760 in total campaign income and continues with $5,994.31 in cash on hand. VAgue received contributions of $1,000 from Alaska Republicans Inc., and $300 from the Mat-Su Republican Women’s Club. Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard donated $300 on two separate occasions, Ted Leonard contributed $500, Wasilla Councilman Stu Graham contributed $50 and Mayor Vern Halter contributed $300. Vague gave $180 to her own campaign.