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State Government
  Governor  Sean Parnell 1 10 +21.39%
  Lieutenant Governor  Mead Treadwell 1 10 +21.80%
  Attorney General  Michael C. Geraghty 0 12 +100.00%
  AK State House  Republican Party Control 0 12 +30.00%
  AK State Senate  Republican Party Control 0 12 +50.00%
  President  Mitt Romney 0 12 +13.99%
  Senate Class II  Mark Begich 1 08 +1.24%
  Senate Class III  Lisa Murkowski 2 11 +100.00%
House of Representatives
  AK - At-Large  Don Young 20 12 +35.32%
County List
Initiatives and Referenda
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  U.S. House of Representatives  Republican Party Control 0 12 +7.59%


Parents > United States  
Established January 03, 1959
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRP June 03, 2011 08:10am
DescriptionState of Alaska
"North to the Future"

The largest state of the Union in terms of physical size, Alaska lies to the far north of the Pacific Ocean
bordering Russia, Canada and the Arctic.

It is the 49th state and is comprised of 25 counties. The capital is Juneau.

On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward signed an agreement with Russian Minister
to the United States Baron Edouard Stoeckl ceding possession of the vast territory of Alaska to the U.S.
for the sum of $7.2 million. In 1879, lacking a civil infrastructure in the new American district, the United
States Navy took control over Alaska under the leadership of Commander L. A. Beardslee who became
its military governor. Congress' passage of the First Organic Act of 1884 stripped military power over
Alaska and installed various localized civil governments throughout the district. In 1897, the Klondike
Gold Rush ushered in a wave of migration into Alaska.

In April of 1912, Congress passed the Second Organic Act which conferred territory status, a mandate
to create a legislature and appointment of a governor. In January of 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower
officially endorsed statehood for Alaska & on January 3, 1959 he signed the official declaration making
Alaska the 49th state.

General Elections: Polling places open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Primary Elections: Held on the 4th Tuesday in August of every even-numbered year.
PVIR+18.56 ( D-10.25 R+7.60 I-0.03 N+0.87 LBT+1.47 G+0.61 CST-0.09 PFP-0.05 J-0.03 A'sP-0.03 IR-0.02 )
AK CD At-Large

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Anchorage Anchorage 279,243 2008-07-01
2 Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star 35,132 2008-07-01
3 Juneau Juneau 30,711 2000-04-01
4 Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna 10,256 2008-07-01
5 Palmer Matanuska-Susitna 8,201 2008-07-01
6 Kenai Kenai Peninsula 7,742 2008-07-01
7 Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway 7,280 2008-07-01
8 Bethel Bethel 6,468 2008-07-01
9 Kodiak Kodiak Island 6,228 2008-07-01
10 Homer Kenai Peninsula 5,802 2008-07-01

Alaska Democratic Party  Discuss
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Alaskan Independence Party  Discuss
Division of Elections: State of Alaska  Discuss
Green Party of Alaska  Discuss
Republican Moderate Party of Alaska  Discuss
Republican Party of Alaska  Discuss
State Division of Elections  Discuss
State of Alaska  Discuss
State of Alaska Governor  Discuss
State of Alaska Legislature  Discuss

Pty Amount % As Of Contributor
I 178,425 36.35% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
R 134,012 27.31% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
N 82,204 16.75% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
D 70,258 14.32% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
AKI 15,433 3.14% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
LBT 7,380 1.50% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
G 1,828 0.37% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
VPA 1,120 0.23% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
CST 131 0.03% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose



Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 10:00am Jan 01, 1900 11:00pm General Election AK Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 24, 2010 10:00am Aug 24, 2010 11:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 
Mar 06, 2012 09:00pm Mar 07, 2012 01:00am Presidential Primary AK Republican Presidential Caucus  RP 
Aug 28, 2012 10:00am Aug 28, 2012 11:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 21, 2014 12:40pm Announcement New! Missed Deadline Pushes [AK] Initiatives To General Election  Article RP 
Jun 08, 2011 07:00pm News (Alaska) Democratic lawmakers blast board's redistricting proposal  Article ScottĀ³ 
Aug 18, 2010 12:00pm News Though Leery of Washington, Alaska Feasts on Its Dollars  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 08, 2010 12:35pm News Alaska Legislature Plans $1.5 Million Astroturf Fight Against Endangered Species Act  Article WesternDem 
Jul 13, 2009 06:10am Blog Entry Sarah Palin's Constitutional Train Wreck  Article Craverguy 
May 25, 2009 06:00pm News Alaskans Adjust to Life Without 'Uncle Ted'  Article Barack O-blame-a 

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