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Mackey to run for State House / Wilson announces retirement

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO Patti Mackey announced today that she has filed to run as Republican candidate for State House.  House District 36 seat is currently held by Wrangell Republican Peggy Wilson. Wilson announced on the House floor today that she would be retiring.

Mackey made her announcement during a KVB sponsored luncheon. She previously challenged Wilson in 2012 in a three way race with Agnes Moran of Ketchikan in the Republican Primary election.

Long-time Ketchikan teacher Dan Ortiz is running as an independent.

House District 36 represents Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder and Loring.

We will update this story with comments from Mackey, and possibly Wilson, by Monday.

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