Political party strength in Alaska

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The following table indicates the parties of elected officials in the U.S. state of Alaska:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a United States presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:
  Alaskan Independence (A)
  Democratic (D)

  • Home Rule (H)

  Independent (I)

  • Independent Democrat (ID)
  • Independent Republican (IR)
  • Libertarian (L)
  • No Party (N)
  • Progressive (P)
  • Progressive Democrat (PD)
  • Progressive Home Rule (PH)

  Republican (R), and
  a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

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  1. ^ Legislatures listed from 1913-1958 were territorial legislatures, which were elected bodies.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Territorial delegate.
  3. ^ a b Election successfully contested.
  4. ^ a b c Died in office.
  5. ^ A Democratic senator died 17 days after the legislative session began. The seat was left vacant. The legislature continued with a Democratic Senate president.
  6. ^ Resigned following electoral defeat.
  7. ^ a b Elected a Republican House Speaker.
  8. ^ Resigned to become United States Secretary of the Interior.
  9. ^ First elected in special election.
  10. ^ a b c Ascended to office upon resignation of predecessor.
  11. ^ a b c Elected a Republican Senate President.
  12. ^ Led by a coalition with a Republican House speaker, Tom Fink.
  13. ^ The "no party" member, Frank R. Ferguson, was elected as a write-in after losing the Democratic primary as an incumbent. He served in the previous and following legislatures as a Democrat.
  14. ^ a b Elected a Democratic Senate president.
  15. ^ The Democratic Speaker who led the House, Jim Duncan, was voted out on June 16, 1981, eight days before the end of session. He was replaced by a tri-partisan coalition of Republicans, native Bush Democrats, and Libertarians (the Libertarians later dropped out) led by Republican Joe Hayes, which remained through the end of this Legislature. The overall partisan composition of the House remained unchanged, however. The coalition led by Hayes was preserved in a slightly different form in the next Legislature, as well. p. 59-62 [1]
  16. ^ Led by a coalition with a Republican House Speaker, Ramona L. Barnes. p. 71-72
  17. ^ The representative elected under the AIP, Carl E. Moses, switched his party affiliation to Democratic on May 24, 1994, shortly after Hickel's party switch. The coalition that elected the Republican Speaker stayed in place, however.
  18. ^ One senator was elected under the Republican Moderate Party, but switched his party affiliation to Republican before the actual start of his term.
  19. ^ Resigned.
  20. ^ A coalition of six Republicans and the Senate's nine Democrats made up the majority caucus. The Senate's remaining five Republicans made up the minority caucus.
  21. ^ Appointed to fill vacancy.
  22. ^ A coalition of six Republicans and the Senate's ten Democrats made up the majority caucus. The Senate's remaining four Republicans made up the minority caucus. This coalition continued into the following Legislature in a modified form, when ten Democrats and five Republicans made up the majority caucus, while the Senate's remaining five Republicans made up the minority caucus.
  23. ^ a b c 4 Democrats caucus with the Republicans.

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