Alaska State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-8-26

Election Vitals

Governor:Sean Parnell (R) re-election in 2014
Senator:Mark Begich (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Lisa Murkowski (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 35.7%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 57.9%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 26.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 54.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 29.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 66.7%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 36.3%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 59.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 30.3%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 39.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 33.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 50.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 27.7%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 58.6%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 35.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 61.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 38.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 59.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 41.2%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 55.3%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Stevens Republican 177,893 77.0%
Jed Whittaker Green 29,037 12.6%
Theresa Obermeyer Democratic 23,977 10.4%
1996 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Stevens Republican 71,043 58.9%
Dave Cuddy Republican 32,994 27.3%
Theresa Obermeyer Democratic 4,072 3.4%
Jed Whittaker Green 3,751 3.1%
Joseph Sonneman Democratic 2,643 2.2%
Michael Beasley Democratic 1,968 1.6%
Henry Blake Jr. Democratic 1,157 1.0%
Lawrence Freiberger Democratic 921 0.8%
Charles McKee Republican 842 0.7%
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 655 0.5%
Robert Gigler Democratic 631 0.5%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Knowles Democratic 112,879 63.9%
John Lindauer Republican 39,331 22.3%
Ray Metcalfe Moderate dem 13,540 7.7%
Erica Jacobsson Green 6,618 3.7%
Sylvia Sullivan Alaskan indepen 4,238 2.4%
1998 Governor All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Knowles Democratic 38,788 35.6%
John Lindauer Republican 25,070 23.0%
Robin Taylor Republican 17,679 16.2%
Wayne Ross Republican 17,445 16.0%
Nels Anderson Jr. Democratic 3,387 3.1%
Jim Sykes Green 2,251 2.1%
Don Wright Democratic 1,494 1.4%
Ray Metcalfe Rep moderate 1,157 1.1%
Sylvia Sullivan Alaskan indepen 981 0.9%
Harold Haldane Alaskan indepen 466 0.4%
Robert Gigler Alaskan indepen 339 0.3%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Murkowski Republican 165,227 74.7%
Joseph Sonneman Democratic 43,743 19.8%
Jeffrey Gottlieb Green 7,126 3.2%
Scott Kohlhaas Libertarian 5,046 2.3%
1998 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Murkowski Republican 76,649 71.8%
Joseph Sonneman Democratic 10,721 10.0%
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 6,342 5.9%
William Hale Republican 6,313 5.9%
Jeffrey Gottlieb Green 4,796 4.5%
Scott Kohlhaas Libertarian 1,987 1.9%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Murkowski Republican 129,279 55.9%
Fran Ulmer Democratic 94,216 40.7%
Diane Benson Green 2,926 1.3%
Don Wright Alaskan indepen 2,185 0.9%
Raymond Vinzant Sr. Rep moderate 1,506 0.7%
Billy Toien Libertarian 1,109 0.5%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fran Ulmer Democratic 29,640 91.1%
Michael Beasley Democratic 1,704 5.2%
Bruce Lemke Democratic 1,203 3.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Murkowski Republican 50,838 70.4%
Wayne Ross Republican 18,852 26.1%
Brad Snowden Republican 1,637 2.3%
Eric Wieler Republican 921 1.3%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Stevens Republican 179,438 78.3%
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 24,133 10.5%
Jim Sykes Green 16,608 7.2%
Jim Dore Alaskan indepen 6,724 2.9%
Leonard Karpinski Libertarian 2,354 1.0%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 18,256 66.3%
Theresa Obermeyer Democratic 9,292 33.7%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Stevens Republican 64,315 88.9%
Mike Aubrey Republican 7,997 11.1%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lisa Murkowski Republican 149,773 48.6%
Tony Knowles Democratic 140,424 45.6%
Marc Millican Non partisan 8,885 2.9%
Jerry Sanders Alaskan indepen 3,785 1.2%
Jim Sykes Green 3,053 1.0%
Scott Kohlhaas Libertarian 1,240 0.4%
Ted Gianoutsos Non partisan 732 0.2%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lisa Murkowski Republican 45,710 58.1%
Mike Miller Republican 29,313 37.3%
Wev Shea Republican 2,857 3.6%
Jim Dore Republican 748 1.0%
2004 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Knowles Democratic 40,881 83.3%
Jim Sykes Green 2,868 5.8%
Jerry Sanders Amer indep 1,953 4.0%
Don Wright Democratic 1,080 2.2%
Theresa Obermeyer Democratic 1,045 2.1%
Scott Kohlhaas Libertarian 775 1.6%
Daniel DeNardo Amer indep 501 1.0%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sarah Palin Republican 114,697 48.4%
Tony Knowles Democratic 97,238 41.0%
Andrew Halcro Independent 22,443 9.5%
Don Wright Alaskan indepen 1,285 0.5%
Billy Toien Libertarian 682 0.3%
David Massie Green 593 0.3%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sarah Palin Republican 51,443 50.6%
John Binkley Republican 30,349 29.8%
Frank Murkowski Republican 19,412 19.1%
Jerry Heikes Republican 280 0.3%
Merica Hlatcu Republican 211 0.2%
2006 Governor All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Knowles Democratic 37,316 69.1%
Eric Croft Democratic 11,952 22.1%
Don Wright Amer indep 1,208 2.2%
David Massie Green 926 1.7%
Eddie Burke Amer indep 872 1.6%
Bruce Lemke Democratic 732 1.4%
Billy Toien Libertarian 570 1.1%
Daniel DeNardo Amer indep 411 0.8%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Begich Democratic 151,767 47.9%
Ted Stevens Republican 147,814 46.7%
Bob Bird Alaskan indepen 13,197 4.2%
Fredrick Haase Libertarian 2,483 0.8%
Ted Gianoutsos Unaffiliated 1,385 0.4%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Begich Democratic 63,747 90.8%
Ray Metcalfe Democratic 5,480 7.8%
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 965 1.4%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Stevens Republican 66,900 63.5%
David Cuddy Republican 28,364 26.9%
Vic Vickers Republican 6,102 5.8%
Michael Corey Republican 1,496 1.4%
Roderic Sikma Republican 1,133 1.1%
Rich Wanda Republican 732 0.7%
Gerald Heikes Republican 599 0.6%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sean Parnell Republican 151,318 59.3%
Ethan Berkowitz Democratic 96,519 37.8%
Don Wright Alaskan indepen 4,775 1.9%
Billy Toien Libertarian 2,682 1.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ethan Berkowitz Democratic 22,607 48.7%
Hollis French Democratic 18,018 38.8%
Don Wright Alaskan indepen 4,104 8.8%
Billy Toien Libertarian 1,698 3.7%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sean Parnell Republican 54,125 50.1%
Bill Walker Republican 35,734 33.1%
Ralph Samuels Republican 15,376 14.2%
Sam Little Republican 1,661 1.5%
Merica Hlatcu Republican 626 0.6%
Gerald Heikes Republican 460 0.4%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lisa Murkowski (WI) No party 101,091 39.7%
Joe Miller Republican 90,839 35.6%
Scott McAdams Democratic 60,045 23.6%
David Haase Libertarian 1,459 0.6%
Tim Carter No party 927 0.4%
Ted Gianoutsos No party 458 0.2%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott McAdams Democratic 18,035 50.0%
Jacob Seth Kern Democratic 6,913 19.2%
Fredrick Haase Libertarian 5,793 16.1%
Frank Vondersaar Democratic 5,339 14.8%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Miller Republican 55,878 50.9%
Lisa Murkowski Republican 53,872 49.1%

State Demographics

Population 731,449
Percentage White 66.5%
Percentage Black 3.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 14.0%
Percentage Asian 5.9%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 8.0%
Percentage Other Race 0.9%
 
Percentage Hispanic 6.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 63.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 3.4%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.8%
 
Median Household Income $67,712
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 42.0%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 10.1%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 10.4%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 11.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 49.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 30.7%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 8.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 48.1%
Percentage with a College Degree 28.0%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.8%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 21.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 10.8%
 
Unemployment rate 6.8%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-8
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 49.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 21.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am September 21, 2014