“I believe my stepping down at this time is in the best interest of Alaskans and a demonstration of my support for all women, regardless of political affiliation,” she said.
On the same day that Kurka urged Pierce to act, Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold withdrew her endorsement of Pierce’s campaign, saying that “a number of issues have surfaced regarding candidate Pierce.”
Tyson Cox, a member of the borough Assembly from Soldotna, said he regrets not being able to talk publicly about the issue. “The one thing I will say is, I’ve been doing this a long time … we’ve never had two executive sessions in one day,” he said. “Most people, I hope, recognize that part.”