Tonight, is a big moment for Alaska State Sen. David Wilson (R-Wasilla). He’s been invited to a 7 p.m. townhall meeting with his fellow Mat-Su legislators to address the voters he claims to represent.

Wilson, as was reported by the Alaska Watchman, was formally censured last week by the Republican Party’s District 27 leadership. The reprimand came after Wilson chose to empower a Democratic-led bi-partisan majority in the Senate, rather than caucus with fellow Republicans to help advance GOP priorities.

Of course, Wilson wasn’t the only Republican to jump ship. He joined seven others. Had these Republicans stuck together, they could have formed an 11-9 GOP majority.

If Wilson bothers to show up tonight, it will be interesting to hear his justification for failing to even attempt to form a GOP majority, especially given that his fellow Mat-Su Senators, Shelley Hughes and Mike Shower, attempted to form a GOP caucus.

It won’t be easy, but Wilson owes voters an explanation. We’ll let you know if he bothers to provide one.

If you’d like to attend the meeting, it takes place at 7 p.m. at Real Life Church just outside of Palmer. Click here for more information.

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Will State Sen. David Wilson face his constituents after being censured by Mat-Su GOP leaders?

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I’d be willing to say he won’t show. if he does he better bring a security team with him. I’ve heard some upset voters. Alaska voters are sick and tired of being duped by RINO Republicans lie Lisa Murkowski, now Dan Sullivan and all those in Juneau at the state level. I’m proud that finally the voters are standing up for their rights. I say good job Mat-Su voters of district 27. Press on! It’s time for accountability in the state of Alaska and all of the USA!

    • Terry Stires says:

      Are you suggesting that the far right might become violent?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Terry, nice try. I hear that the left is in the process of building a narrative again trying to portray conservatives/the right as extremists and terrorists. The left is always projecting and accusing the other side of what they are really doing. Conservatives, stand your ground in a peaceful, lawful, and legal manner! Conservatives fight the good fight peacefully, lawfully, and legally!

  • DoneWithIt says:

    he’s a RINO and sniveling cowards refuse to be held accountable. something in my gut told me not to vote for him – but he said all the right things. he’s very Begichesque to me – pure RINO.

  • Kathy L. says:

    He ain’t gonna subject himself to that. Why would he?

  • Citizenkane says:

    Wilson, indeed did not show. He is in my opinion, a liar, a poltroon, a coward and a communist democrat. Those who voted for him should be ashamed.

  • Kgak100 says:

    I asked Wilson why he did what he did here is his written responce what a joke he has become not sire who he thinks he represents..

    Many Mat-Su conservative leaders gave counsel to join the majority. But, with not knowing the outcome of the House organization, this is the best solution for the Mat-Su. We need a minimum of 6 for an effective senate minority. And 2 of the 3 have burned too many bridges with the 8 Republicans that has caused a lack of trust. I respect them and will continue to work with them on many issues but I could not get enough folks to want to be in a majority with them.

    I still have the same conservative values and my votes will not change. I would rather be in the arena fighting than in the stands as a spectator.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    We need to stand up for the People’s rights. This interview expresses the grave situation coming to us if we do not stand up now and take back control of our state, our nation, our world! “Dr. Li-Meng Yan – WARNING: Australia is QUICKLY Escalating to CCP Social Credit System”