In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. He resigned two days later, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.
Juneau Reps. Andi Story and Sara Hannan, both Democrats, won their seats a year ago and are part of the bipartisan House Majority Coalition.
Story succeeds Democratic Rep. Justin Parish for a two-year term in the Alaska state House of Representatives.
The Senate race in Fairbanks between Republican Sen. Pete Kelly and Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki has seen the most spending of any legislative race. By a wide margin.
When Rep. Justin Parish announced he would not run for re-election last spring, he said it was because he had found a better candidate to run in his place: his former chief of staff Rob Edwardson.
“I don’t believe in increasing the taxes during a recession. I think that’s bad policy,” the candidate for House District 34 said.
Two more candidates have joined the race for the state Senate seat representing Juneau and other northern Southeast communities: Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl and longtime labor leader Don Etheridge.
Rep. Justin Parish says he won’t seek re-election. That puts Juneau’s entire legislative delegation in play this fall.
That sets up the race for House District 34 to be between two sitting Juneau Assembly members, Democrat Rob Edwardson and Republican Jerry Nankervis.
Juneau students and school administrators will meet with local legislators to discuss concerns about the new Thunder Bears mascot. “Thunderbear” has an Urban Dictionary definition associated with alcohol and race.