His announcement leaves a three-way race for the blue House District 20. It’ll be an all-male race, despite Gara’s efforts to recruit female candidates.
Gara announced earlier this week that he was considering retiring after 16 years in the Legislature, inviting interested candidates to file.
The Anchorage Democrat would like to have some input in finding a replacement as he considers stepping away after 16 years.
Most expect Eagle River Republican Rep. Lora Reinbold will seek the open seat.
Guttenberg made the announcement to the monthly meeting at the Fairbanks Laborers’ hall, which helped launch his political career.
Parish is stepping aside so his former legislative aide Rob Edwardson, who’s currently on the Juneau Assembly, can run for office.
At least 12,000 ballots have yet to be counted. That’s not including ballots mailed or dropped off today.
Beyond impacts for Anchorage, the state’s first-ever vote-by-mail system could lay the groundwork for other vote-by-mail elections.
The example of a hypothetical factory looked roughly similar to the impact of the very real F-35s.
Legislation passed the House last year that would allow people with overturned convictions to apply for missed dividends. It has not yet had a hearing in the Senate.