Governor's Race 2018

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Election season is in full swing, and Homer received its third visit from a gubernatorial candidate Thursday. Scott Hawkins is running in the Republican primary this summer. Hawkins focused his pitch to voters largely on preserving Permanent Fund Dividends and cutting the budget.

Hawkins held a Q&A event at a local restaurant Thursday.  He presented himself to voters as a businessman who could drill down into the state’s finances and manage the Legislature.

“You’ve got 60 cats you’ve got to herd, 20 in the Senate and 40 in the House,” Hawkins said to a few laughs.