Sitka state senator outlines tough decisions facing next legislature
Posted by Joe Viechnicki | Oct 31, 2016
Sitka Republican state senator Bert Stedman is campaigning this fall to retain his seat representing Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka, Ketchikan and other communities of southern and central Southeast Alaska.Stedman is facing a write-in challenge from Petersburg Republican Michael Sheldon who announced his candidacy earlier this month.
Sen. Bert Stedman listens to testimony at a Senate Labor and Commerce committee meeting, Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)
The 60-year-old Stedman has been in the state senate since 2003. He’s been traveling around Senate district R, campaigning on behalf of Republican challengers for state house seats. He held a fund raising event Thursday, October 20th in Petersburg. Joe Viechnicki spoke with him about tough budget decisions he expects will need to be made in 2017 along with a proposed road across Kupreanof Island.
The general election is Tuesday, November 8th and absentee voting is underway.
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