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Shut out from Finance, Stedman accepts Health chair

stedman010912smallState Sen. Bert Stedman will chair the Senate Health and Social Services committee when the Legislature convenes in January. The news takes away some uncertainty about what he will be doing next session, but concern remains about what he won’t be doing: serving as co-chair of Senate Finance.

Thomas: I’ll still have a Finance seat if I win

Haines Republican Representative Bill Thomas says he’ll still have a seat on the House Finance Committee if he picks up enough votes to win the election.

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STA candidate statement: Dale Williams

Williams_smMy name is Dale Spencer Williams, your candidate for Sitka Tribe of Alaska chairman. I am a Raven of the Taak Dein Taan’ clan, born and raised in Sitka by my grandparents Jimmy and Flora Williams. My grandfather Jimmy Williams was of the Kiksadi clan. I am a 1968 graduate of Sitka High School. I am very proud of my family.

Stedman speaks to Sitka Chamber

stedman010912smallState Sen. Bert Stedman made a pitch to keep his job to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 24. The Sitka Republican is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and is locked in a race with fellow incumbent Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon.

Finance reports show Thomas far ahead of Kreiss-Tomkins

Candidates for state House District 34 Bill Thomas (l) and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins at a recent Sitka Chamber of Commerce forum. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)More money is going into the House District 34 campaign than any other race in Southeast. That's the new Sitka-plus-Southeast Islands district, a close race between incumbent Bill Thomas and challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

High School candidate forum Q&A

Here are all the questions House 34 candidates Bill Thomas (R-Haines) and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), and Senate Q candidate Albert Kookesh (D-Angoon) answered during a 90-minute forum hosted by Sitka High School student government on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Candidates tested on social issues at high school forum

H34SCHOOLFORUM_smSchool prayer and gay marriage are not expected to be priorities in the next legislative session, but those were just a few of the questions Sitka High School students had on their minds Thursday (10-11-12) for candidates hoping to serve the newly-formed House District 34.

Cissna: TSA opposition part of platform, not all

fea_cissna_lgOpposition to the TSA's airport security procedures might have given Sharon Cissna national attention, but the Anchorage Democrat says there's more to her campaign for Congress.