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.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.