In an effort to focus on his run for governor, Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R-Wasilla) told members of the Republican party he will be resigning from his seat in the Alaska Senate, according to Alaska Republican Party Chair Tuckerman Babcock
During a meeting Saturday night, Sen. Mike Dunleavy told members of his party that he will be giving up his seat and will make an official announcement on Monday, Babcock confirmed to KTVA Sunday afternoon. Babcock calls Dunleavy's resignation a "strong sign" he's taking the governor's race seriously.
“I think it's very wise to let people know that you're very serious about it and that means that we have to get busy with our local districts 9 and 10 in preparing for recommending a replacement,” Babcock said. "We can send out notice before there's a vacancy, we just can't nominate someone."