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Instructions: Hover your mouse over the Question Bubble graphic to read the original question on the candidate survey (you can also click on the icon to keep the question in view and then click it again to hide it). If the candidate responded “YES or AGREE” Yes, “NO or DISAGREE” No, or “UNDECIDED” Undecided, it’s listed in the “Answer” row. If a candidate skips answering a question, a Undecided symbol is shown for that question. Question 7 does not offer a yes/no response, so you must hover your mouse over the Comment Bubble symbol to read the candidate’s response. If the candidate provided any written comments to explain their answer, you will see a Comment Bubble symbol in the “Comments” row. You can read it by hovering your mouse over the Comment Bubble symbol (or click on it).
NOTE: This voter guide features only candidates who are running in contested partisan primaries. If a candidate is running unopposed in the primary, they will not be included in this voter guide, but will be featured in the general election voter guide that will be released prior to the Nov. 6 general election.

Alignment with Alaska Family Action

  • A Yes symbol indicates that the candidate is aligned with AFA’s position on that issue.
  • A Yes symbol indicates that the candidate is not aligned with AFA’s position.
  • A Undecided symbol indicates that the candidate did not take a position on the issue, either by marking “Undecided” or declining to answer the question.
  • A Comment Bubble symbol (for questions 27 & 28) indicate that these responses are provided for informational purposes, but AFA has not taken a formal position on the issues presented.

Grading Methodology

Candidates are assigned a grade based on their survey responses. The maximum points a candidate may receive is 25 points. Candidate letter grades (A, B, C, etc.) are based on the following scale:

  • A grade = 23-25 points
  • B grade = 20-22 points
  • C grade = 18-19 points
  • D grade = 15-17 points
  • F grade = 14 points or less

Please click HERE to read a complete explanation.

LeBon, Bart

Republican, District 1

DID NOT RESPOND


Neuman, Mark

Republican, District 8

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 24
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 24/26 = 92.3%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

NRA, NASC Ex Council, NCSL Resources Community, Alaska Outdoor Heritage Council.


Rauscher, George

Republican, District 9

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 25
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
 Comment: Question 1 Comment Question 1 Comment Question 1 Comment
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 26/26 – 100%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Eaglecrest Alaska Missions – Director on the Board; An off-shoot from Victory Bible Camp; Lazy Mountain Bible Church – 1999 to 2007 My wife and I taught Sunday School to the 6th & Seventh Graders and attended for 7 years. Missionary to Indonesia; Sutton Bible Church – Helped started the church in 2008, was an Elder there before becoming a legislator; Sutton Baptist Fellowship – from 1978 to 1999 – on the Board of Directors and Youth Director there; Legislator Bible Study – Thursday Mornings at the Capital; Member of the National Prayer Caucus; Douglas Island Church during session in Juneau away from home; Missionary work for Samaritan’s Purse with Franklin Graham in Haiti and Alaskan Villages; Other short term Mission work in Russia & Indonesia; Family Policy Foundation Statesman’s Academy – Inducted this past session.

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

Alaska Outdoor Council, Safari Club International, Not many get involved in the primary

Please provide any additional comments you think are helpful. If you have comments regarding specific questions in this survey, please indicate the question # you are referring to.

Question #2 Yes the person with the new anatomic equipment has a mental disorder and would be problematic in either bathroom, but if they walk, talk and now possess the anatomic equipment of a particular sex, the most appropriate bathroom or shower would be the one that their anatomic equipment now matches.

Question number 21, could open the door to statewide blanketing of other undesirable elements which haven’t been considered yet, though no uniformity is very problematic and making state laws which take away local control is a concern of mine.

Question #28 the answer is yes as long as the attorneys meet the basic requirements defined by law before running for the Judicial position because popularity alone is not a good race for judges to compete in.

The last three questions must not have been placed together in one question (asking us to pick the best of the three) because I assume each must have been meant stand on its own.


Johnson, Delena

Republican, District 11

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 25
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesUndecided
 Comment: Question 1 Comment
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 25/26 = 96.2%

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

Alaska Republican Party

Please provide any additional comments you think are helpful. If you have comments regarding specific questions in this survey, please indicate the question # you are referring to.

In the issue of a 20 week abortion, I would like to see laws prohibiting abortion of any kind.  On the Judicial Council question – if this is referring to an elected attorney general, then yes, I would agree with that.


Dahlstrom, Nancy

Republican, District 13

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 23
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUndecidedYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
 Comment: Question 1 Comment
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 24/26 = 92.3%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Donate to Right to Life, AWAIC woman’s shelter, crisis pregnancy center in ER, mentor troubled youth from covenant house, community council chair, member PTA, member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint.  3 times served as President of the woman’s organization for charitable service.

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

I have previously been honored with endorsements from right to life. I personally carried a house abortion/consent bill which was brought to fruition. My Sen, Sen Dyson had been working g the same bill in the senate. When my bill was ready to be moved from judiciary as I had the votes, the chair asked if I wanted my bill or the senators bill to be the one to become law.  I respect Fred and I immediately deferred to the senate bill and asked chair Mcquire to pass his from committee, not mine.

Please provide any additional comments you think are helpful. If you have comments regarding specific questions in this survey, please indicate the question # you are referring to.

There are a few questions that I read several times and hope I understand what the question was.  There are a few “disagrees”that could be fixed by tweaking the system


Merrick, Kelly

Republican, District 14

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 25
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 26/26 – 100%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Volunteer, Homestead Elementary, Manager, Eagle River Blue Devils Hockey (non-profit) and Eagle River Panthers, Member, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Former Secretary, Gonzaga College Republicans

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

Congressman Don Young

Please provide any additional comments you think are helpful. If you have comments regarding specific questions in this survey, please indicate the question # you are referring to.

I want to clarify that the “opposition” I expressed pertaining to the party platform at the ARWC debate had nothing to do with social issues. I only disagree with one plank of the platform that deals with private sector unions.


Weaver, Aaron

Republican, District 15

DID NOT RESPOND


Rasmussen, Sara

Republican, District 22

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 24
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesUndecidedYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedUndecidedYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesUndecidedYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 22/26 – 84.6%


Dougherty, Connie

Republican, District 23

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 24
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUndecidedYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
 Comment: Question 1 Comment
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 24/26 – 92.3%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Coint Appointed Special Advocate for State of Alaska, Attend and Volunteer at Anchorage City Church, Donor, Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

Please provide any additional comments you think are helpful. If you have comments regarding specific questions in this survey, please indicate the question # you are referring to.

#19 was very confusing to read. I hope I answered it correctly.


Kopp, Chuck

Republican, District 24

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 24
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesUndecidedUndecidedYesUndecided
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedUndecidedCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 24/26 – 92.3%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Organizing Board, Board member of Grace Christian Academy, Co-Chair of Alaska’s Legislative Prayer Caucus, Volunteer for Special Olympics Alaska, Former Chair of Alaska Police Standards Council, Alaska Judicial Council Member

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

Alaska Professional Firefighters Association, Anchorage Police Department Employment Association, Associated General Contractors, International Association of Firefighters, Public Safety Employees Association


Revak, Josh

Republican, District 25

DID NOT RESPOND


Shaw, Laddie

Republican, District 26

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 25
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesUndecidedYesYesYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesUndecidedYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 23/26 – 88.5%

Please list any organizational endorsements you have received to date and/or significant individual endorsements.

Fred Dyson


Pruitt, Lance

Republican, District 27

DID NOT RESPOND


Johnston, Jennifer

Republican, District 28

DID NOT RESPOND


Ogle, Wayne

Republican, District 29

DID NOT RESPOND


Vance, Sarah

Republican, District 31

Alaska Family Action Grade

A

Total Points: 23
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
 Question: Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1 Question 1
 Answer: NoYesNoNoNoYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesUndecidedYesNoYesNoUndecidedNo
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 20/26 – 76.9%

Describe any charitable, educational, religious, church, or political organizations you have been affiliated with as a leader, member, major contributor, or volunteer.

Relay for Life, Homer Assembly of God, Heartbeat of Homer PAC, Harbor Sisters, NRA, Kachemak Gun Club, Homer Nutcracker Production


Stutes, Louise

Republican, District 32

DID NOT RESPOND


Wein, Richard

Republican, District 35

DID NOT RESPOND


Weatherby, William

Republican, District 37

DID NOT RESPOND


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