The eight Alaska Republicans who joined nine Democrats in the Alaska Senate to form a left-of-center ruling coalition have all but ensured that any meaningful conservative ideas will be swiftly sidelined in the upcoming legislative session.

The presumptive Senate Majority Leader Gary Stevens has said the Senate will avoid so-called “controversial” issues, and instead focus on the budget, education, and funding the ever-growing list of “essential” services provided by the state.

These eight Republicans who abandoned the formation of a GOP-controlled State Senate have all but guaranteed that lawmakers will avoid critical issues like protecting the unborn, election integrity reform, a full statutory PFD, school choice, parental rights, serious educational accountability or holding activist judges accountable. These are simply too “divisive” for a bipartisan coalition dominated by Democrats.

But the reality is that avoiding these topics is already highly controversial. Alaskans voted to send an 11-9 Republican majority to the Alaska Senate. By ignoring the will of the people, these eight Republican turncoats have effectively shown that the “R” behind their name means absolutely nothing at all.

It’s incumbent on Alaska voters to contact each of these lawmakers and demand an accounting for why they have shunned the will voters.

— Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks): (907) 978-8540 or
— Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak): (907) 317-0124 or
— Bert Stedman (R-Sitka): (907) 821-2378 or
— David Wilson (R-Wasilla): (907) 360-1691 or
— Jesse Bjorkman (R-Nikiski): (907) 394-6796 or
— Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage): (907) 242-5450 or
— James Kaufman (R-Anchorage): (907) 538-5262 or
— Kelly Merrick (R-Eagle River): (907) 250-1443 or

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Alaska’s turncoat Senate Republicans ensure conservative ideas are dead on arrival

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Bess says:

    Stop calling them Republicans! Call them by their real names; traitors, turncoats and liars.

  • Kathleen Lynn LaMantia says:

    A bitter disappointment and a betrayal of the voters.

  • Julia Inga says:

    Those elected need to be accountable for their actions when it goes against what the people who voted them in for. All these lies they spew out during election time…

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I think it’s time for people to get together and do some protesting

  • NAV says:

    The Alaskans were warned just look back on SB 76 what you have are DENMONRATS in RINO skins

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    They are lying thieves. They lied to their constituents so basically stole their votes. Disgusting. Zero integrity from my perspective. What in the world do they have to say for themselves? It is very disheartening that so many have such little character. It sure seems as if it as planned. Democrats masking as republicans just to get elected. No ethics, no morality. They should all be recalled.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Good grief. I did not proof read. Hope anyone reader can make some semblance of sense around my typos and ‘auto-mistake’. I do know better. Haste makes waste for sure.

  • Truth Network says:

    Are you all a bunch of teenagers? I haven’t heard name-calling like this since middle-school.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Oh? T… Network, You must not be keeping up on the comments that you and your buddies have been posting on these pages then!

  • Dean says:

    “Avoiding controversial issues.” What a line! The coward avoids talking about the most important topics while making himself look virtuous. A Democrat could not have said it better.

  • Lady Liberty says:

    This whole Soros infiltrated election was a fraud. Kelly won.