Ben Carpenter

Sen. Micciche and Rep. Carpenter town hall

Feb 27, 2019

Two of the Central Kenai Peninsula's three-member delegation to the state capital held a town-hall-style meeting in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building Saturday. Here is the recording KDLL made of the meeting, broken into three bite-size chunks. You can find Rep. Gary Knopp's town hall elsewhere here on

Alaska State Legislature

  House District 29 Rep. Ben Carpenter of Nikiski, just a few weeks into his first term, is feeling pretty comfortable at the head of the table.

Since there is no formal organization yet in the Alaska House, informal meetings are being held, such as one held last week, led by Carpenter. The informal meetings resemble formal hearings quite a bit, but they are not the same, as Carpenter found out when Dist. 21 Rep. Matt Claman of Anchorage ignored a rebuke by the chair, because, well, he said there wasn’t really a chair.

Carpenter defeats Butler; Seaton, salmon fall

Nov 7, 2018

Voters in the central Kenai Peninsula are returning a solidly Republican delegation to Juneau.

Election 2018 Unofficial Results

Nov 6, 2018

There weren't many surprises in Central Peninsula races as results trickled in Tuesday night.

Kenai Conversation: House District 29 candidates

Oct 24, 2018

On the Kenai Conversation this week, we have separate interviews with House District 29 candidates Shawn Butler (I) and Ben Carpenter (R).