Rep. Ron Gillham, R-Kenai-Soldotna, speaks at a town hall meeting on April 3, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Ron Gillham)

Rep. Ron Gillham, R-Kenai-Soldotna, speaks at a town hall meeting on April 3, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Ron Gillham)

Gillham files intent to run in 2022 primary

Gillham did not indicate the office he plans to run for.

Alaska State House Rep. Ron Gillham has filed a letter of intent to run for office in the 2022 state primary election. Gillham filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Wednesday. Gillham did not indicate the office he plans to run for.

Edra Morledge, one of Gillham’s legislative aides, said Thursday that Gillham is not planning to issue a formal statement about his letter of intent, but that it is “pretty typical” for candidates to not list which office they will be running for during a redistricting year, because a district’s letters and numbers may change.

The state’s legislative redistricting process takes place after the U.S. census, though census data is not expected to be available until later this year.

Gillham currently represents State House District 30, which includes Kenai and Soldotna, in the Alaska House of Representatives. Gillham replaced former Rep. Gary Knopp in the Legislature after Knopp died in a plane crash last summer.

“Well to anyone interested, I filed my letter of intent today,” Gillham posted on Facebook.

Gillham’s letter of intent can be viewed on APOC’s website at

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