Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Assembly District 2 candidate Wade Bryson introduced himself to voters on Action Line Friday.
He's been in Juneau for 23 years. He initially worked as an adventure guide for Temsco Helicopters and Alaska Travel Adventures. He began working for Subway in 2001 as a clock in employee. He and his wife Christine have been the owners since April 2004.
Bryson ran for the Assembly in 2008, but lost to then incumbent Bob Doll. "It gave me a taste for it," he said. "I knew I needed to grow, get a lot more experience, be connected to the community more and so I thought about running for the Assembly ever since that time period in 2008. I thought about it on a regular basis and I would say my actions and my decisions, some of the things I've done in the community, were in design to some day run for Assembly again."
When he heard that Jerry Nankervis was going to run for the State House, Bryson seized the opportunity to run for an open seat where he would not have to try to displace an incumbent.
Bryson took a hiatus from hosting Problem Corner on KINY after announcing his candidacy. Win or lose, he's expected back as the host of that program the day after the October 2 election.