ANCHORAGE, May 3, 2018 — Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy today made the following statement regarding candidate Scott Hawkins’ announcement that he is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer:

“I ask all Alaskans to join me in praying for Scott’s full recovery from this health challenge.  I am encouraged by the positive statements from the medical professionals in charge of his treatment.

“All Alaskans who have personally battled cancer, or helped loved ones in the same struggle, can feel deep empathy for Scott and his family.  I wish Scott well as he undergoes the medical treatments that will, we all pray, completely beat back this cancer.”