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Soldotna mayor to run for state senate seat

Posted: May 22, 2012 - 8:35am

Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche has filed his intent to run for a state senate seat. According to the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Micciche filed his paperwork on Friday.

Micciche will be vying for Alaska Senate Seat O pending approval of Alaska Redistricting Board changes. The proposed District O stretches from Kenai and Soldotna to Homer. He will run as a Republican.

"I absolutely am honored to serve as the mayor of Soldotna, but realize that no matter how efficiently we manage the government in Soldotna, a failed Alaska economy would result in a distressed central Peninsula economy as well," Micciche said.

Micciche sees the senate seat as a new challenge and opportunity to ensure conservative representation.

"This is a positive step for me, I just believe in our state," he said. "And I'm looking forward to where we're going, but definitely believe it's time for a change."

Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, currently represents the central Peninsula in the state senate and previously filed his intent to run for the seat.

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Alaska Betty
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Alaska Betty 05/22/12 - 10:54 am
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Thanks for running!

I once supported our sitting Senator, but after three terms and few results in the past couple of terms, it's time for a change. Go Micciche! He's done a great job in Soldotna saving $ and bringing the town together through some tough issues. He'd be a welcome addition to the Senate for getting this state moving again.

robert white
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robert white 05/22/12 - 04:43 pm
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Wagoner

Tom Wagoner has suffered from bozone for quite some time.

Kenai
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Kenai 05/22/12 - 09:31 pm
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Whoaaaa, Alaska Betty ... bam-a-lam...

Few results from Wagoner? He's probably the most effective Senator we've seen over the past 5 or so years. This current Cook Inlet oil and gas renaissance has Wagoner's handwriting all over it.

Name a thing Peter's actually done. Sitting on a council of a city that has weak-mayor/strong-manager form of government, ran by a competent manager does not equate to accomplishment on behalf of the ceremonial mayor.

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cormit 05/23/12 - 08:17 am
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more of the same

Wouldn't Peter Micciche's career with ConocoPhillips simply result in more oil industry influence in the Alaska Legislature?

Is that what Alaska needs?

Allen
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Allen 05/23/12 - 05:09 pm
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Oil Company Employee Running For Senate?

I guess it's to be expected that the oil industry would run one of their employees against Senator Wagoner, who isn't bought and paid for by them. I guess we'll see that for every senator or representative who doesn't bow down before the oil and gas industry.

I'm looking forward to Peter Micciche explaining how he would be working for the citizens and not his employer in the Senate (wink wink).

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Localmrs 05/24/12 - 12:00 am
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Clarions Darling

This guy never misses a photo-op. He's got the politician persona down.. Nice to your face and promising things he can not follow through on. If he wants to get more votes he's going to have to show more sincerity and substance. I want to know what he actually qualifies him for State Senate besides cooking hot dogs.

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akdave 06/03/12 - 11:31 am
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Uh oh!

I would rather see Wagner back in office than good ol Pete. Pete is an oil man to the core and only has CP's interests at heart.

Something else to watch out for with good ol mayor Pete. He'll tell you exactly what you want to hear, and make it sound honest, good and sincere. He's a professional voice with no intention of keeping a voter's interests in mind. Back in 2009 he "awarded" a dozen firefighters and police gift cards to Home Depot as part of his Fire & EMS recognition award ceremony. He never follows through and to this day, I have never seen that gift card. It's not the gift card that is the issue, it's the fact that he stood on that podium at the Challenger Learning Center and flat out lied through his teeth to over 150 local public safety professionals.

Really, seriously give this some thought and do your homework folks. This man has burned a lot of bridges, yet he always comes out smiling while he walks on the bodies of those he's screwed during his years as Soldotna's mayor.

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