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Lifelong resident launches write-in campaign


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Senate hopeful Michael Sheldon and his young daughter.

Michael Sheldon was born and raised in Petersburg and he has strong beliefs when it comes the citizens of Alaska and the Permanent Fund dividend. He's registered as a write-in candidate to challenge incumbent Bert Stedman for Senate District R in the upcoming election.

"I've been here all my life," Sheldon says. "And I'm still a human being and not a politician."

Sheldon's worked as a handyman for the last 10 years, and he worked in the fishing and logging industry when he was younger. He's a Republican and has been voting for 42 years. He says he'd have no problem voting against the party...

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