Tom McKay, who has challenged Rep. Chuck Kopp for House District 24, had a big week. He won his District pre-primary endorsement, and now he has won the endorsement of the entire State Central Committee of the Alaska Republican Party.
That means the Republican party can spend resources to get him elected, and won’t help incumbent Kopp, who many see as having helped engineer a political coup against the Republican majority in the House.
McKay had another win this week. The Anchorage Republican Women’s Club voted to endorse him. That means he will have an army of volunteers helping him, and the club will likely make a donation to help McKay win the primary, which is Aug. 18.
McKay is a retired petroleum engineer and the former chair of the Alaska Republican Party.
“I am and will always be a committed Republican, dedicated to the principles that have worked so well for our state and nation. Unlike some legislators, my values are not for sale,” McKay said. “We need to get back to the fundamental principles which made America and Alaska great.”