Juneau Rep. Parish won’t run for re-election

Democratic Rep. Justin Parish announced on Facebook this morning that he will not run for re-election.

“I’ve said from the beginning, that I’ll run for re-election unless I’m able to find someone who can do it better than me,” Parish said in the video. “After many conversations, I think I have. My former chief of staff Robert Edwardson, who worked with me from the beginning, has agreed to serve, has agreed to put his name into the hat, and I hope that you’ll support him.”

Rob Edwardson
Jerry Nankervis

Edwardson is a Democrat and a member of the Juneau Assembly.

Another assembly member, Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis, is running as a Republican for the seat.

House District 34 includes the Mendenhall Valley, the Juneau Airport area and neighborhoods to the northwest.

Editor’s note: We’ve posted an expanded version of this story with comment from Rob Edwardson. 

Jeremy Hsieh

Local News Reporter, KTOO

I dig into questions about the forces and institutions that shape Juneau, big and small, delightful and outrageous. What stirs you up about how Juneau is built and how the city works?

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