The deadline to file for state office was yesterday (Monday, June 2nd) at 5:00 pm. No new candidates filed for House District 36 which represents Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg and Loring.
Three candidates will vie for the Republican nomination on the August primary ballot; all are from Ketchikan – Borough Assembly Member Agnes Moran, Ketchikan Visitor’s Bureau CEO Patti Mackey and Chere Klein, former aid to Representative Peggy Wilson of Wrangell. Wilson decided not to run for reelection.
The winner of that race will face longtime educator Dan Ortiz who is running as an Independent. Ortiz is retiring from the Ketchikan School District at the end of this school year.
No one filed to run as a Democrat.
Ketchikan resident John Kanaar filed a letter of intent, but was not among the list of candidates on the Division of Elections website.
The primary election is on August 19th.