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Governors of Alaska, 1958-2019 (May be incomplete!)
William A. Egan 1959-66 Walter J. Hickel 1966-69 Keith H. Miller 1969-70 William A. Egan 1970-74 Jay S. Hammond 1974-82 Bill Sheffield 1982-86 Steve Cowper 1986-90 Walter J. Hickel 1990-94 Tony Knowles 1994-2002 Frank H. Murkowski 2002-06 Sarah Palin 2006-09 Sean Parnell 2009-14 Bill Walker 2014-18 Michael James Dunleavy 2018-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1958 Nov 26: William A. Egan (Dem), elected; John Butrovich, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Dolinter (Ind), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: William A. Egan (Dem), elected; Mike Stepovich (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966: Mike Stepovich, defeated for nomination.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Walter J. Hickel (Rep), elected; William A. Egan (Dem), defeated; John Grasse, defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: William A. Egan (Dem), elected; Keith H. Miller (Rep), defeated; Ralph M. Anderson (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1974: Walter J. Hickel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Jay S. Hammond (Rep), elected; William A. Egan (Dem), defeated; Joseph E. Vogler (Alaskan Independence), defeated.
  • 1978: Walter J. Hickel, defeated.
  • 1982: Joseph E. Vogler, defeated; Tom Fink (Rep), defeated; Richard Randolph (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1986: Walter J. Hickel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1986: Joseph E. Vogler (Alaskan Independence), defeated.
  • 1990: Tony Knowles (Dem), defeated; Walter J. Hickel (Alaskan Independence), elected.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Tony Knowles (Dem), elected; Jim Campbell (Rep), defeated; Jack Coghill (Alaskan Independence), defeated; Jim Sykes (Green), defeated; Ralph Winterrowd (Patriot), defeated.
  • 1998 Aug 25: Tony Knowles (Dem), nominated; Nels Anderson, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Don Wright (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Aug 25: John Lindauer (Rep), nominated; Robin L. Taylor (Rep), defeated in primary; Wayne Ross (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Aug 25: Ray Metcalfe (Moderate Republican), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Aug 25: Sylvia C. Sullivan (Alaskan Independence), nominated; Harold A. Haldane (Alaskan Independence), defeated in primary; Robert Gigler (Alaskan Independence), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Aug 25: Jim Sykes (Green), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Tony Knowles (Dem), elected; Robin L. Taylor (Rep), defeated; John Lindauer (Rep), defeated; Ray Metcalfe (Moderate Republican), defeated; Erica L. Jacobsson (Green), defeated; Sylvia C. Sullivan (Alaskan Independence), defeated; Wayne Ross, defeated; Nicholas J. Begich, defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), elected.
  • 2006: Sarah Palin (Rep), elected; Tony Knowles (Dem), defeated.
  • 2006 Aug 22: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), defeated in primary.
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