Senator Bert Stedman is a fourth generation Alaskan, raised in Sitka and Petersburg. He’s been representing the region since 2003, appointed by then-Governor Frank Murkowski. In campaigning for his Senate District R seat, Stedman wants to continue advocating for Southeast among his Railbelt colleagues, while reaching a compromise on the budget.
Sheila Finkenbinder thinks Sitka, Petersburg, and other communities in House District 35 would be better served by someone with life experience, who’s willing to work to solve Alaska’s problems without distraction.
At 27, Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is still the youngest lawmaker in Alaska. But this isn’t his first rodeo. The lifelong Sitkan is running for his third term in office to represent House District 35, which includes Sitka, Petersburg, Hoonah, Haines, and 17 other rural communities.