election year Alaskans will go to the polls to elect a governor. Traditionally,
the very first debate among gubernatorial candidates is held during Com Fish in
Kodiak, and exclusively deals with fisheries issues.
since the last time a gubernatorial election was held, the state legislature
was mandated by the people to conduct its business in 90 days, and now, the end
of session coincides with Com Fish.
-- (Goobers 1 4 seconds "So
unfortunately, the timing is just off this year.")
King, Executive Director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the
-- (Goobers 2 27 sec "In
the past we've had 100 percent ... walk in the parade.")
is restricted to issues directly affecting fisheries. King said there is talk
of changing the format to make it more of a debate:
-- (Goobers 3 33 sec "We
feel that's a very, very vital ... asked of each other.")
all other elements of the event will remain unchanged:
-- (Goobers 4 15 sec "Everything
else is just ... great addition to Crab Fest.")
broadcast the debate live, and will provide it to other Alaska Public Radio
Network stations to rebroadcast. Once again that date for the gubernatorial
debate will be Friday, May 28th, during Crab Fest.