First forum for gubernatorial candidates held in Anchorage

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy, former Rep. Les Gara and former Gov. Bill Walker took part in the forum. (Screen capture courtesy ADN)

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The first in a series of forums for the top candidates for Alaska governor was held Thursday in Anchorage.

    The forum, which was held at the  Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, featured Gov. Mike Dunleavy, former Rep. Les Gara and former Gov. Bill Walker.

    The forum was hosted by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

    You can watch the forum by clicking here.

    Absent from the forum was Charlie Pierce, who recently resigned as mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough to focus on the race for governor.

    The event was the first of at least five forums to be held before the November general election.

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