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.
- While much of the recent focus has been on the opioid crisis, a report found that alcohol use causes more economic damage.
- Eight Arctic nations, six circumpolar indigenous groups, and over 30 representatives from other countries and organizations participate in the intergovernmental forum.
- A tsunami warning drill takes place once a year, and one village in Southeast has not forgotten the importance of being ready when disaster strikes.
- Nome turns into a bit of a carnival when the Iditarod winner mushes into town. For nearly a week, racers continue arriving before the banquet that officially concludes each year’s Iditarod.