Jesse Kiehl announces his run for Senate District Q in front of the Alaska State Capitol with his wife, Karen Allen, and their daughters, Adara Allen, 13, left, and Tsifira Kiehl, 16, right, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jesse Kiehl announces his run for Senate District Q in front of the Alaska State Capitol with his wife, Karen Allen, and their daughters, Adara Allen, 13, left, and Tsifira Kiehl, 16, right, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Search for the next Juneau District 1 Assembly member begins

You must be a resident of District 1 to apply

The City and Borough of Juneau on Friday started accepting applications for the District 1 Assembly seat being vacated in January 2019 by Jesse Kiehl.

Kiehl was elected in November to the State Senate District Q seat. In anticipation of his resignation in January, the Assembly is accepting Letters of Interest and Declaration of Candidacy forms now through the end of the business day on Jan. 2, 2019.

A candidate will be appointed by the current Assembly members and serve until the next regularly scheduled election in October 2019, at which time the seat will be placed on the municipal ballot for the remaining year of the term.

[Process begins in search for new Assembly member]

Residents eligible for the District 1 seat must live in downtown Juneau, Douglas, North Douglas, Lemon Creek or near the airport, and have lived there for at least a year. If you have questions about which Assembly District you reside in, you may contact the Clerk’s Office to confirm your eligibility.

Declaration of Candidacy forms are available on the CBJ website or in hard copy at the Municipal Clerk’s Office at City Hall. In addition to the requirement to file a Declaration of Candidacy form and a Letter of Interest, the person appointed to the seat will be required to file and Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of taking office.

As of late Friday afternoon, no applications had been submitted yet, according to CBJ Deputy Clerk Diane Cathcart.


• Contact reporter Mollie Barnes at 523-2228 or mbarnes@juneauempire.com.


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