New Petersburg representative wins easily
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The state House representative for Petersburg, Juneau’s downtown and Lemon Creek areas, Douglas Island, Gustavus, Skagway and Tenakee won easily in Tuesday’s election.
Representative Beth Kerttula. Photo courtesy AK Legislature.
District 32 Democrat Beth Kerrtula was unopposed in her race. She won 5,291 votes, or 96 percent of ballots cast. The rest were write-ins.
Juneau’s other state representative, District 31 Republican Cathy Muñoz, also was without an opponent. She attracted 6,067 votes, about 97 percent of the ballots cast. The others were write-ins.
Muñoz has Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and some other capital city neighborhoods in her district.
Juneau’s state senator is Democrat Dennis Egan. His District P was the only one of 60 House or Senate seats not on the ballot this year.
He also represents Gustavus, Petersburg, Skagway and Tenakee
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