A former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska says he's mulling whether to launch a bid for the governor's seat this year. The last day to file for public office is Friday. 

Mead Treadwell, 62, served as Lt. Governor of Alaska from 2010 to 2014 alongside Gov. Sean Parnell. Treadwell is a registered Republican, and ran for the office of U.S. Senate in 2014, losing in the primary to Sen. Dan Sullivan. Treadwell has also served as Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission from 2006-2010. 

In a phone conversation with KTVA Wednesday morning, Treadwell says he's been asked by "a lot of people" to run for governor, but that he's not commenting publicly about the bid prior to the Friday deadline. Treadwell said he would confirm that he is considering a run at this time. 

Treadwell also mentioned that he is currently outside of Alaska for engagements made prior to his considering a bid for governor. The former Lt. Governor says if he files, it likely won't be in person, as he is scheduled to be out of town through Friday. 

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