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Blake moving, will resign from Sitka Assembly

Terry Blake (Photo: City of Sitka)

With roughly half of his Assembly term remaining, Terry Blake said Tuesday that he’ll step down this summer.

Blake and his family are moving to Texas, to be closer to family in the Lower 48. He and his wife Suzi, and their two sons, have lived in Sitka for six years. He says deciding to leave wasn’t easy.

“It’s heartwrenching for my wife and I both. And I’m sure that our two sons – they’ll feel the loss as well,” he said. “But when you have family that’s growing older and such, it’s just a time in our lives that we need to be closer to them.”

Blake’s sons are 16 and 14. He says the family is planning to leave in mid-June.

Blake was elected to the Assembly in 2010. His term expires in October 2013. Under the Sitka charter, Assembly members must appoint a replacement within 20 days of the vacancy. That person will serve until the next regular election, which is set for this fall.

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