Holst indicates he'll seek third term on school board

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau School Board President Brian Holst indicated on Action Line that he will see a third term on the panel this year.

    "I have put in my name again considering running again.  I've done two  full terms."

    At the time Holst put a shout out there for the Virtual Seminar sponsored by the League of Women Voters on how to run for local office on Saturday.  "That's an opportunity for anyone interested in running for the Assembly or School Board to learn about running for office."

    When it was pointed out that he is apparently invited competition, Holst laughed and said, "Absolutely.  I mean that's how learned about it."
    Holst added, "I've had a wonderful experience for the last six years on the school board and I think people should explore that even if you're not a hundred percent sure you want to run this year, it's a great way to learn what's involved."

    The League of Women Voters Virtual Seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday.  People can sign up by going to the league web site at http://juneaulwv.org/

    Fellow School Board member Jeff Short is also up for re-election this year.

    Rob Edwardson has said he will not seek re-election to the Assembly.

    Deputy Mayor Maria Gladziszewski and Alicia Hughes-Skandijs are also up for re-election.

    The filing period in advance of the October 6 local election opens this Friday at 8 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 27.

    The year's balloting in Juneau will be conducted by mail.


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