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.

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