Anchorage primary winner withdraws
An Anchorage man who won the Democratic primary for a House district in Tuesday's election has withdrawn, and the party has replaced him with Kay Rollison.
Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai (feh-NEW'-me-eye) says Hal Gazaway withdrew from the House District 13 race Wednesday. She says in an email that state laws allow the Democratic Party to replace a candidate who withdraws after being nominated.
She says the party has replaced Gazaway on the ballot with Rollison.
Party spokesman David Bremer declined to discuss why Gazaway withdrew or provide information about Rollison ahead of a Thursday news conference.
Gazaway was unopposed in Tuesday's primary and won with 360 votes. The Republican in the race, Gabrielle LeDoux, also was unopposed and won with 574 votes.