Heidi Drygas (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Heidi Drygas campaigned in Petersburg during the Little Norway Festival last week.

Drygas is an attorney and was commissioner of the Department of Labor during the Bill Walker administration. Now she’s his running mate on a non-partisan ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.

She’s originally from Fairbanks and studied at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Drygas now lives in Juneau and is married to Kevin Sund. If that last name sounds familiar, her father-in-law John Sund represented Petersburg in the Alaska House in the 1980s. The couple have a four-year-old daughter and a cabin in Hollis on Prince of Wales Island.

Joe Viechnicki spoke with her about a couple of issues that have been in the forefront in this community.

There could be at least seven other choices for governor and lieutenant governor on the primary election ballot August 16th. The deadline for candidates to file in the primary election is next Wednesday, June 1st.