FAIRBANKS - The mayor of the Denali Borough says he intends to run for the House seat held by Fairbanks legislator David Guttenberg.
Dave Talerico, a Republican, will file officially next week as a candidate for the House District 8 seat.
Talerico says he has specific concerns about the state's future, particularly regarding energy, jobs, infrastructure and education funding.
Talerico was elected to the Denali Borough Assembly in 2001 and became the mayor in 2002. He is a former president of the Alaska Municipal League.
Guttenberg, a Democrat, has been the state representative for District 8 for about eight years.