On Oct. 3, Juneau’s voters will elect three Assembly members and two School Board members, and they’ll learn who their options are by mid-August.
The filing period for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and School Board opens up at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. The three Assembly seats that are up for reelection are Maria Gladziszewski (Areawide), Jesse Kiehl (District 1) and Debbie White (District 2).
Both Kiehl and White have filed letters of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC), according to the department’s website, meaning they intend to run for reelection. Challengers Jamie Bursell (a former Assembly member) and Robert Edwardson have also filed letters of intent to run for the Assembly.
School Board President Brian Holst is up for reelection, and he has also filed his letter of intent to APOC. School Board member Sean O’Brien is also up for reelection. Juneau resident Jeff Short filed his letter of intent to run for the School Board.
Those looking to file their paperwork with the CBJ are required to be qualified voters in the city, meaning they are qualified to vote in state elections, have been residents of the municipality for at least 30 days prior to the election, are registered to vote in state elections at an address within the municipality’s borders for at least 30 days prior to the election and are not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.
Additionally, candidates for the Assembly must have lived in the city and borough for at least one year immediately preceding election. Those running for the District 1 or District 2 seats must live in that respective district.
Nominating petitions are also available at the CBJ clerks’ office website, where residents can nominate a qualified candidate.