JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Assembly areawide candidate Norton Gregory was a guest on Action Line Monday.
Gregory ran for the Assembly in 2014 but lost in that three person race.
He explained why he's running in again in 2016.
"The reason I'm running is that, in my 17 years of living in Juneau - though, I am a lifelong Alaskan - I've learned that this is a community where if you want to make a difference, you can. We all have the ability to invoke positive change in our community, and I believe that I represent a younger demographic of professionals that are important for Juneau's future."
He's bucking incumbent Kate Troll for the areawide seat.
"It's my belief that, when we have these races, it's important that we have challengers in these races to give our community some selection as to who they want to see on the Assembly, and also give the community a choice to see the different changes we could make in our community depending on who we elect on October 4th."
Gregory works as the Housing Services Manager at Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority.
He chairs the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission and the Sealaska Heritage Scholarship Committee.