Nome mayor intends to run for lieutenant governor

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

NOME - Nome Mayor Denise Michels plans to run for lieutenant governor.

Michels says she's filed her letter of intent with the state. She's running as a Democrat.

Michels says she wants to work to develop Alaska's potential.

Ethan Berkowitz, a Democratic candidate for governor, lauded Michels' entry, saying she brings 'great qualifications" to the race.

Michels says the two are friends and have been discussing her potential candidacy for some time. But she says she'd need to work with whomever was elected governor and that there's a "good slate" of candidates running.

At least one other Democrat, Diane Benson, has announced plans to run for lieutenant governor.

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