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 Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has agreed to fund a housing and homelessness coordinator for the City and Borough of Juneau. This follows the Trust Land Office's clearing of a downtown lot with a sprawling homeless encampment.
- On the Rendezvous stage Juneau drag king Tyquan lays down some fancy footwork to Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step.” With a fake wireless mic, Tyquan lip syncs as the R&B singer, flanked by backup dancers in gold parachute pants.
- In 1931, a Smithsonian anthropologist excavated the bones of 24 men, women and children from a village site near Igiugig. After eight decades in the museum's collection, those remains were reburied near their original places of rest.
- Defenders of the Obama health care law are applying as much pressure as they can to get U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to vote no on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Tuesday, all eyes were on Murkowski at the Capitol.