Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau's Deputy Mayor and former Juneau Police Captain Jerry Nankervis said on Action Line Friday that he has a passion for the community and serving the community.
He explained that is why is decided to seek the House District 34 seat which includes the the Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and areas out the road.
Nankervis was asked how his experience will serve him and the community in the State House. He believes his two terms on the Assembly will help. "I understand how you intersect policy and the public and working with others. I've done that now in this town for 30 years."
He explained that often times takes compromise "Not everybody gets everything they want, but you work to find common ground and get to agreements and try and move your community forward. When host Pete Carran pointed out that that skill might come in handy in the Legislature which has been described as a girdlocked organization, Nankervis said, "I believe it will."
Nankervis is unopposed for the Republican nomination in the August Primary Election. He'll face either School Board member Andi Story or fellow Assembly member Rob Edwardson in the General Election. Story and Edwardson are seeking the Democratic nomination. Edwardson is running as an independent in that election.
Story and Edwardson will be guests on Action Line later this month.
The House District 34 seat is being vacated by incumbent Justin Parish who decided not to seek re-election.
More from News of the North
Skagway mayoral election too close to call
Skagway, Alaska (KINY) - The special election for Skagway's mayor is still too close to call and final results will be in on Thursday.
Sen. Begich takes issue with Dunleavy policy forums
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The minority leader of the Alaska Senate says Gov. Mike Dunleavy should cancel upcoming fiscal policy forums hosted by the conservative Americans for Prosperity.
State proposes Medicaid changes aimed at cost savings
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - State health officials are proposing rate reductions for some Medicaid service providers as part of a broader effort aimed at cutting costs.
ADOT to host Southeast DBE and subcontractors conference
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is hosting the third annual Southeast Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Subcontractors’ Conference on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Juneau.
Proposal would allow PFD donations to general fund
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A bill was introduced in the Alaska Senate this week to give Alaskans the option of donating all or a portion of their Permanent Fund dividends directly to the state’s general fund.
Shaw takes himself out of running for judicial conduct board
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The governor's office is reporting that Trevor Shaw will withdraw his name from consideration for an appointment to the Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Conservative group hosting Dunleavy fiscal policy events
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Most of the events on the fiscal policy tour announced by Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office are being hosted by a conservative political organization.
Assembly appointee to run for election to the seat
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The newest member of the Juneau Assembly was asked about her future plans for the seat while a guest on Action Line Tuesday.
Assembly Lands and Resources agenda highlighted by update on Pederson Hill plans
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Lands and Resources Committee took up several matters during its meeting Monday.
Drug shipment intercepted by Juneau's finest
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Police said they seized 115 grams of heroin and 25 grams of methamphetamine.
Searchers recover black box recorder of missing plane
Kake, Alaska (AP) - Searchers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January, the owners of the aircraft said Tuesday.
Mondays Gold Medal Scores and Tuesdays games
Some Win or go home games today!