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Klein files as a Republican for House District 36

Ketchikan resident Chere Klein announced Monday that she is running in the Republican primary for the Alaska House of Representatives District 36 seat.

Klein is an aide to the current District 36 representative, Peggy Wilson of Wrangell. Wilson recently announced that she plans to retire from her seat.

In a news release emailed late Monday, Klein writes that she is a lifelong Alaskan. She is married to Loren Enright and they have two daughters.

Klein adds that her recent legislative experience in Juneau has helped her to learn the political process and the players involved.

She will face another Ketchikan resident in the primary election. Ketchikan Visitors Bureau president Patti Mackey announced her candidacy on April 25th. The winner of that primary will face independent candidate Dan Ortiz, also of Ketchikan.

The two largest communities in House District 36 are Ketchikan and Wrangell. It also encompasses parts of Prince of Wales Island.

The primary is in August, and the general election is in November.

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