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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.

Shower, Mike

Republican, District E

DID NOT RESPOND


Reinbold, Lora

Republican, District G

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: NoYesNoUndecidedUndecidedYesQuestion 3 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoUndecidedYesYesYesYesNoUndecidedYes
 Comment:
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesUndecidedUndecidedYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYesYesYesYesCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 22/26 – 84.6%

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

Young Life, Community Covenant, Eagle River Trails, numerous political including AKRA and AWRC, NRA, WallBuilders, Alliance Defending Freedom

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

NRA, In past Alaska Republican Assembly-pending this election, Rep Tammie Wilson, Frm Sen Rick Halford, Assemblywoman Amy Demboski, Numerous Community Leaders, Billie & Sherry Gould, Please look at the dozens of endorsements at ReinboldforAlaska.com (many are not even posted)


Birch, Chris

Republican, District M

DID NOT RESPOND


Gillham, Ron

Republican, District O

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 CommentYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedYesYes
 Comment: Comment
 AFA Alignment: YesYesYesYesYesYesCommentYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUndecidedCommentComment

Additional Information:

AFA Voter Alignment: 25/26 = 96.2%

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

Soldotna Church of God

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

Michael Dukes, Brad Keithly

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.

#25, At this time I do not support the increase of any form of government employee numbers, be it public or private.


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