FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Mike Dunleavy is the Republican candidate for Governor, and he told us why he decided to run.
"I don't think the state is being managed well, you know that when you look at the educational results, public safety results, our high unemployment, lack of investment, I mean the list goes on and on. These are all man-made issues, so I decided to take the step and run for office because I think I can manage the state a lot better," he said.
Dunleavy says public safety will be job number one, if he's elected.
"The last four years, things have gotten a lot worse for Alaskans, combination of opiate crisis, as well as some issues with some bills such as 91, but also we have to make sure public safety the guys on the front line. PSA, for example, has endorsed our campaign making sure that those folks have the resources they need, state troopers, police, prosecuting attorneys and courts, so that folks that are doing bad things to people, swift justice occurs," he said.
Mike Dunleavy, Mark Begich, and Billy Toien are running for Governor. Since Governor Bill Walker suspended his campaign after the ballots were already printed, his name will still be on the ballot.
To view the official election pamphlet with information on candidates, ballot measure
one, and judges up for retention visit: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/election/2018/General/OEPBooks/2018%20AK%20Region%20III%20pamphlet_WEB.pdf