State Senator Mike Dunleavy (R-Wasilla, Palmer, Talkeetna, Glennallen, Copper River, Valdez, Whittier, Paxon, Sutton, Glacier View) announced on Thursday that he is back in the race for governor in Alaska in 2018.
According to a news release, he had pulled out of the race previously, citing health concerns. In his statement, he said those concerns were no longer an issue.
“I am glad to report that, thanks to great physicians, nurses and care providers, the medical treatments were successful, and my recovery has been excellent. In late August, I underwent a medical procedure to address atrial fibrillation,” said Dunleavy. “This condition was not life-threatening, but was a serious impediment to handling the rigors of the campaign trail. I also received treatment in November for some inflammation of the heart tissue (myocarditis) that had been causing serious fatigue. The outpouring of well wishes and prayers from Alaskans all across the state was truly humbling and inspiring.”