And then there were three.
Michelle Johnston has been certified to run for Juneau School Board. That makes three candidates for three open seats on the board at this fall’s municipal election. Incumbent Andi Story and former school board member Destiny Sargeant — running again after a two year break — will also be on the ballot.
Johnston registered with Alaska Public Office Commission yesterday (Thursday) and turned in her nominating petition to the city clerk’s office today (Friday).
She’s a records and licensing supervisor at the state department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Attempts to contact her today were unsuccessful.
Monday at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to file for races in the upcoming municipal election.
So far, Merrill Sanford is the only candidate for mayor and Jerry Nankervis is the only candidate for Assembly District 2. The only two-way race at this point is between Paul Nowlin and Loren Jones for Assembly District 1.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.