Primaries 2018

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A candidate that was set to run against Homer Rep. Paul Seaton in this year’s Republican primary has dropped out. Robert Ruffner announced on his Facebook page Friday that he’s ending his bid to represent House District 31 in the state Legislature.

Ruffner filed his letter of intent to run in late March.

He currently sits on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. In his announcement Friday, Ruffner said his service on the board is a better fit for him and his family. He says spending time his wife and children is his primary reason for pulling out of the race.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the City of Homer

Three candidates are now planning to run against Homer Rep. Paul Seaton in the 2018 Republican primaries. Anchor Point resident John Cox was the first to file his letter of intent in July of last year.

Two other contenders filed their letters of intent last week. Kasilof resident Robert Ruffner filed Wednesday and Homer resident Sarah Vance filed Tuesday.  

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Anchorage resident Alyse Galvin is one of two candidates who is trying to unseat U.S. House Rep. Don Young this fall. Galvin was in Homer Friday and Saturday meeting with potential voters, and ended her visit with a Q&A session at Alice’s Champagne Palace Saturday morning. Aside from hot-topic policy questions, there was an emphasis on the odds of her unseating the longest sitting member in Congress.