Juneau’s three legislative seats saw no changes in Tuesday’s election.
Both its state representatives were unopposed and the capital city’s senator wasn’t even on the ballot.
District 32 Democrat Beth Kerrtula got 5,291 votes, or 96 percent of ballots cast. The rest were write-ins.
Her district includes Juneau’s downtown and Lemon Creek, Douglas Island, Gustavus, Petersburg, Skagway and Tenakee.
District 31 Republican Cathy Muñoz had 6,067 votes, about 97 percent of the ballots cast. The others were write-ins.
She has Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and some other capital city neighborhoods in her district.
Democrat Dennis Egan is Juneau’s senator. His District P was the only one of 60 House or Senate seats not on the ballot this year.
He also represents Gustavus, Petersburg, Skagway and Tenakee.
Kerrtula and Muñoz were among 15 lawmakers unopposed in the general election.
- Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers, affecting two in five executive branch workers.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.