Tongass Democrats have nominated Jesse Kiehl, Sam Kito III, and Catherine Reardon to fill former Rep. Beth Kerttula’s vacant House District 32 seat.
The three were chosen after public interviews over the weekend. Nine Juneau Democrats applied to fill the seat.
All three nominees say they will seek a full term if appointed.
Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan took the nominees’ names to Gov. Sean Parnell this morning. The governor has 30 days to fill a vacancy in the legislature within 30 days of that vacancy.
Kerttula resigned Jan. 24 after accepting a position at Stanford University.
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