In District 30, incumbent Republican representative Gary Knopp is running unopposed. Governor Bill Walker, an independent, is skipping Tuesday’s primaries, while former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Libertarian William “Billy” Toien also is running. For Senate District O, incumbent Peter Micciche is up against challenger Ron Gillham, both of Soldotna. Here are the candidates for Kenai Peninsula voters… Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell are seeking the Republican nomination for governor. The winner advances to the November general election. In District 31, incumbent Paul Seaton is running a nonpartisan candidate in the Democratic primary. Republicans will choose between three primary candidates, Sarah Vance of Homer, John Cox of Anchor Point and Henry Kroll of Anchor Point. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Polls open today for the State of Alaska’s Primary Election and KSRM News will have updates tonight as the results filter in. Polls will be open 7am-8pm. Voters will also select a Republican to move on to what’s expected to be a closely watched Governor and Lt. Governor race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. In House District 29, Republicans will choose between Wayne Ogle and Ben Carpenter, both of Nikiski. Democrats have a single candidate, Shawn Butler of Hope.