Soldotna mayor to run for state senate seat

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.

More

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:10

Summer attire

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:49

Peninsula represented at Acceleration Academy

Alaska Native students from across the state are continuing their education this summer through several programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage in conjunction with... Read more

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:37

Kenai Fire responds to fewer boat accidents this dipnet season

The Kenai Fire Department hasn’t had to rescue as many swamped boats in the Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery this year as last year.... Read more