October 20, 2022

Watch: Alaska candidates for governor in the Debate for the State

Anchorage Daily News | Sean Maguire | October 19, 2022

“Les Gara won the Governor’s debate hands down last night. Smart, articulate, fighter for the people – not the special interests. He will make a great Governor for Alaska” ~ Sen. Bill Wielechowski

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Anchorage Daily News | Iris Samuels | October 19, 2022

Alaska’s four candidates for governor sparred over crime, education, abortion access and the state budget Wednesday night in the only live televised debate ahead of the November election.

Independent former Gov. Bill Walker and Democratic former state lawmaker Les Gara devoted much of their responses to attacking Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his record. Meanwhile, Dunleavy and fellow Republican candidate Charlie Pierce, former mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, appeared to agree on most issues and urged their supporters to rank the other candidate second in the state’s first ranked choice general election.

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