Juneau Rep. Parish won’t run for re-election

Democratic Rep. Justin Parish announced on Facebook this morning that he will not run for re-election.

Listen now

“I’ve said from the beginning, that I’ll run for re-election unless I’m able to find someone who can do it better than me,” Parish said in the video. “After many conversations, I think I have. My former chief of staff Robert Edwardson, who worked with me from the beginning, has agreed to serve, has agreed to put his name into the hat, and I hope that you’ll support him.”

Rob Edwardson

Jerry Nankervis

Edwardson is a Democrat and a member of the Juneau Assembly.

Another assembly member, Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis, is running as a Republican for the seat.

House District 34 includes the Mendenhall Valley, the Juneau Airport area and neighborhoods to the northwest.

Jeremy Hsieh is the deputy managing editor of the KTOO newsroom in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who’s worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He ran Gavel Alaska for 360 North from 2011 to 2016, and is big on experimenting with novel tools and mediums (including the occasional animated gif) to tell stories and demystify the news. Jeremy’s an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008.

Previous articleKlukwan, Takshanuk Watershed Council unite for baseline water quality testing
Next articleHugh Neff banned from 2019 Yukon Quest due to poor dog care