Democrat Justin Parish to run against Cathy Munoz for house seat

    "We need a fair, well-negotiated oil tax structure, good infrastructure, good jobs, good schools, and we deserve a legislature that works, which we don't have right now.", stated Parish..

    Democrat Justin Parish has filed for the Juneau House seat now held by Republican Cathy Munoz.

    He said on an Action Line program scheduled for broadcast later this month:

    "I think I can win for a few reasons," began Parish. "One is that I've got a lot of support, not just from the Democratic Party establishment, but even a lot of individuals in the city - even very conservative individuals - who see the way our state is going and know it needs to change. We need bold leadership; instead of strict partisanship and loyalty to a caucus, we need loyalty to Alaskans."

    So we asked why District 34 voters should cast their ballots for him rather than Munoz:

    "We need a fair, well-negotiated oil tax structure, good infrastructure, good jobs, good schools, and we deserve a legislature that works, which we don't have right now. Our state has a bright future and we have a lot going for us, but we need to reign in the majority caucus of the legislature. If elected, I will help do that; we'll form a new moderate coalition of independents, democrats, and republicans who will make responsible choices for our state's future."

    Parish says he's a life long Alaskan who was born in the district.

    He works as a para-educator at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

    Parish went was educated at the University of Alaska campus in Fairbanks and the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska Southeast.

    Justin Parish's full remarks will be featured on the June 30th edition of Action Line.

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