Dunleavy not planning now to fill Knopp's vacant House seat

    The late Rep. Gary Knopp.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office says he currently does not see a need to fill the state House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Gary Knopp when voters will decide a successor to Knopp in November.

    Knopp was one of seven people who died in a plane collision shortly before the Republican primary in which he was running.

    Republicans sent Dunleavy a list of candidates to consider appointing to the seat, including Ronald Gillham, who was running in the primary.

    Gillham won the primary and is set to face non-affiliated candidate James Baisden in the Nov. 3 general election.

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