Assembly member Jamie Bursell announces decision not to run for re-election

    Bursell, who was appointed to former member Karen Crane's seat following her bid for mayor in the March special election, has opted not to enter the coming election.

    Assembly member Jamie Bursell has decided not to run in the upcoming election.

    She says her family moved to Juneau twenty years ago and have become deeply rooted in the health and fitness of the community.

    "After much reflection, while I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Assembly and feel truly honored to have had this opportunity to serve the public, I have decided not to be a candidate in this election cycle," stated Bursell.

    Jamie Bursell was appointed earlier this year to the seat vacated by Karen Crane when she ran for mayor in the special election in March. 

    Crane says she will not seek reelection.

    News of the North has been told that Beth Weldon, retired officer with Capital City Fire Rescue, has turned in her letter of intent but there has been no official word from Weldon on whether she'll run for the area wide seat or District 2 seat.

    Mary Becker announced on Action Line Friday she will seek re-election to her District 1 seat.

    Kate Troll  told us that she will seek re-election to her areawide seat.

    The filing period for the October 4 election opens at 8 am. Friday, August 5 and ends at 4:30 on the afternoon of Monday, August 15th.

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