Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson (R) announced on March 13 that three charges of voter misconduct and seven counts of second-degree unlawful interference with voting were filed against Alaska state representative Gabrielle LeDoux (R). LeDoux’s former aide Lisa Simpson faces charges of voter misconduct as well.
LeDoux responded to these allegations stating, “because this is a pending legal matter, I cannot comment about the details other than to state that I am innocent of all charges and look forward to clearing my name in a court of law.”
The charges are the result of a 2018 Alaska Division of Elections investigation into irregularities in the House District 15 primary election. LeDoux won the Republican primary by 117 votes against challenger Aaron Weaver (R).
All 40 seats in the Alaska House of Representatives are up for election in 2020. LeDoux has represented Alaska House District 15 since 2012 and faces Republican David Nelson (R) in the August 18 primary. On February 17, 2020, the District 15 Republican Convention formally withdrew their support for LeDoux and stated they would support Nelson’s campaign for the seat. The filing deadline for these offices is June 1, 2020.
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