January 23, 2014 | Vol. 40, No. 4

Tongass Democrats accepting nominees for Kerttula seat

The Tongass Democrats announced yesterday its process for selecting three nominees to fill the Juneau House District 32 seat vacated by Rep. Beth Kerttula.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to tongassdemocrats@gmail.com no later than January 27, according to a Tongass Democrat press release. 

The organization has elected a committee that will review the prospective candidates. It will then send Gov. Sean Parnell a list of three candidates by February 4. Parnell will select one of the three individuals proposed by the Tongass Democrats. The House Democratic caucus must then approve the governor’s selection of a replacement.

Though the Redistricting Board changed the boundaries for Kerttula’s Juneau-based House district, her successor must reside within the old district’s (HD 32) boundaries, which include the city of Juneau and towns of Skagway, Gustavus, Tenakee Springs and Petersburg.

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