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Harrington files for Borough Assembly

Former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member John Harrington filed Wednesday to run for one of three open seats on the Assembly.

In a Thursday telephone interview, Harrington said he has really enjoyed serving on the Borough Assembly in the past, and even now still shows up for most of the meetings. He says he misses the action and the discussions.

Harrington served two previous terms on the Borough Assembly. He also has served on the Ketchikan School Board and on a committee that came up with a plan to consolidate the city and borough governments. He currently served on the borough’s Planning Commission and the North Tongass Service Area Board.

“I just can’t keep my fingers out of stuff,” he joked.

If elected, Harrington would have to resign the Planning Commission and service area positions.

Harrington joins incumbents Michael Painter and Glen Thompson, who both filed for re-election. Agnes Moran holds the third seat that is open this year, but can’t run again because of term limits.

So far, no candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Ketchikan School Board. The filing deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, and the municipal election is Oct. 7.

This article has been edited to add Harrington’s comments.

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