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.