United States House of Representatives election in Alaska, 2012

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United States House of Representatives election in Alaska, At-large district, 2012
Alaska
2010 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2014

  Don Young, official photo portrait, color, 2006.jpg
Nominee Don Young Sharon Cissna Jim McDermott
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 185,296 82,927 15,028
Percentage 63.94% 28.61% 5.19%

Representative At-large before election

Don Young
Republican

Elected Representative At-large


Don Young
Republican

The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the U.S. Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district, who will represent the state of Alaska in the 113th United States Congress. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. As is the case every twelve years in Alaska, this will be the only statewide election contest held amongst this year's elections. A primary election was held on August 28, 2012.[1]

Primary elections[edit]

Republican[edit]

Primary results
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Young (incumbent) 58,789 78.6
Republican John Cox 11,179 14.9
Republican Terre Gales 4,841 6.5
Total votes 74,809 100

ADL (Alaskan Independence-Democratic-Libertarian)[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Libertarian[edit]

  • Jim C. McDermott of Fairbanks.[2] Business professor.[3]
Primary results
ADL combined primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon Cissna 16,329 42.8
Democratic Matt Moore 7,374 19.3
Libertarian Jim McDermott 5,741 15.0
Democratic Debra Chesnut 5,626 14.7
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 2,085 5.5
Democratic Doug Urquidi 1,034 2.7
Total votes 38,189 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Sharon Cissna (D), state Representative
  • Jim McDermott (L), business professor
  • Don Young (R), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Ted Gianoutsos of Anchorage. Perennial candidate who filed by nominating petition to run as an independent (referred to as "Non-Affiliated" by the Alaska Division of Elections).[12]
  • Clinton Desjarlais of Anchorage. Non-Affiliated Write-in candidate.[12]
  • Fletcher Fuller, Jr. of Anchorage. Non-Affiliated Write-in candidate.[12]
  • Sidney Hill of Palmer. Non-Affiliated Write-in candidate.[12]

Results[edit]

Election results, Alaska's At-large district, November 6, 2012[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Young (incumbent) 185,296 63.94
Democratic Sharon Cissna 82,927 28.61
Libertarian Jim McDermott 15,028 5.19
Independent Ted Gianoutsos 5,589 1.93
Write-ins Others 964 0.33
Total votes 289,804 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011/12 Election Dates and Hours". Juneau: Alaska Division of Elections. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "August 28, 2012 Primary Candidate List". Juneau: Alaska Division of Elections. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Burke, Jill (August 23, 2012). "Long shots face long odds in quest to unseat Alaska Congressman Don Young". Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Nesper, Mike (June 13, 2012). "ER's Gales: Congress lacks 'courage'". Alaska Star. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Klint, Chris (February 22, 2012). "Rep. Don Young Files to Run for 21st Term". ktuu.com. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "State of Alaska 2012 Primary Election - August 28, 2012 - Official Results". State of Alaska Division of Elections. September 17, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mauer, Richard (April 11, 2012). "Cissna announces run for Congress". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Anchorage Democrat plans to run against Young for Congress". Associated Press. Anchorage Daily News. May 9, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Toeplitz, Shira; Trygstad, Kyle; Peoples, Steve (May 24, 2011). "At-Large Seats Seem Safe for Both Parties". Roll Call. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Undeterred by failed Assembly bid, Urquidi plans to run for Congress". Alaska Star. May 11, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2011. [dead link]
  11. ^ "State of Alaska General Election - November 5, 2002 - Official Results" (PDF). Juneau: Alaska Division of Elections. December 6, 2002. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d "November 6, 2012 General Election Candidate List". Juneau: Alaska Division of Elections. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/12GENR/data/results.htm

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