Incumbents for the Alaska State Legislature from Juneau led in received votes on Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the Alaska Division of Elections.
While the number of uncounted absentee ballots —2,970 —surpassed the 2,934 votes tallied for state Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, as of Tuesday night, unofficial results with all seven of House District 34’s precincts reported showed Story with a healthy lead over Ed King, I-Juneau.
Story received 56.78% of the vote counted on Election Day to 42.79% for Ed King, I-Juneau, according to Division of Elections, for the state House of Representatives district that consists of the Mendenhall Valley and the portion of Juneau colloquially known as Out the Road.
“I’m pretty excited. I am really thankful for all the people who came out and voted. It’s been an honor to represent and serve the Valley for a couple of years,” said Story in a phone interview Tuesday night. “I’m feeling pretty good about how election results will go next week. I’m very thankful to be living in Juneau. There’s a lot of work to do.”
King did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Things were more clear for House District 33, which includes downtown Juneau, Lemon Creek, Douglas, Gustavus, Haines, Skagway and Klukwan.
Alaska Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, had more 93% of the vote secured with eight of 11 District 33 precincts reported late Tuesday night, according the Alaska Division of Elections, in an uncontested bid for a second term in the Legislature.
If the unofficial results hold, both Story and Hannan would enter their second terms as state representatives.