Primary election breakdown for House District 37

Aug 22, 2018

Bristol Bay went to the polls Tuesday – here's how House District 37 voted. 

Voters leave the polls at Dillingham City Hall.
Credit Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Update: August 24, 2018

As of Friday morning, Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) received 753 votes, running uncontested. In the Republican primary, William Weatherby (R-King Salmon) won with 422 votes. His challenger, Stanley Swetzof, received 239 votes.

In Senate District S, Democrat Lyman Hoffman (D-Bethel) received 749 votes in District 37 – 1,835 votes total. 

Out of 10,406 registered voters in District 37, 1,567 people voted, and 58 Absentee ballots were cast. That’s 15 percent.

Here’s a break down of District 37 votes from the Alaska Division of Elections Unofficial Results:

  • In the Democratic Primary for U.S. House of Representatives, Alyse Galvin garnered 244 votes, beating district runner-up Carol Hafner by 44 votes. Republican incumbent Don Young received 518 votes, far outpacing the district runner-up Thomas Nelson, who received 97 votes.
  • In the gubernatorial primary, uncontested Democratic candidate Mark Begich won 685 votes. Libertarian Billy Toien won 111. In the crowded Republican race, Mike Dunleavy won 314 votes in District 37, beating Mead Treadwell by 66 votes.
  • In the race for lieutenant governor, Democrat Debra Call won 672 votes, running uncontested. On the Republican side, Edie Grunwald eked out a win, receiving 163 votes and beating her five opponents.

Original article published Wednesday, August 22, 2018:

Incumbent House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) received 729 votes, running uncontested. In the Republican primary, William Weatherby (R-King Salmon) won with 404 votes. His challenger, Stanley Swetzof, received 238 votes. As of Wednesday morning, about 94 percent of precincts had reported. 

In Senate District S, Democrat Lyman Hoffman (D-Bethel) received 722 votes in District 37 – 1,690 votes total – with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Hoffman ran uncontested.

At the Dillingham polls yesterday, Lucinda Zamir declined to say whom she voted for. But she did say that one issue had motivated her to turn out.

“Probably Medicaid. It’s kind of a mess right now. That needs to be better,” said Zamir.

Another voter – a Democrat – said she wanted to vote for governor.

“I’m really concerned that we have two good candidates running on the Democratic ticket that could split the vote. I just came in and wanted to make sure that I voted for governor,” she said.

Out of 10,406 registered voters in District 37, 1,514 people voted, and 58 Absentee ballots were cast. That’s 14.5 percent.

Here’s a break down of District 37 votes from the Alaska Division of Elections Unofficial Results:

  • In the Democratic Primary for U.S. House of Representatives, Alyse Galvin garnered 233 votes, beating district runner-up Carol Hafner by 37 votes. Republican incumbent Don Young received 497 votes, far outpacing the district runner-up Thomas Nelson, who received 96 votes.
  • In the gubernatorial primary, uncontested Democratic candidate Mark Begich won 664 votes. Libertarian Billy Toien won 106. In the crowded Republican race, Mike Dunleavy won 305 votes in District 37, beating Mead Treadwell by 65 votes.
  • In the race for lieutenant governor, Democrat Debra Call won 633 votes, running uncontested. On the Republican side, Edie Grunwald eked out a win, receiving 159 votes and beating her five opponents.

Results from more House and Senate races around the state are available on KDLG’s live election result page.

Contact the author at isabelle@kdlg.org or 907-842-5281.