Local representative makes a big move

Local representative seeks state senate seat


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Rep. Bill Stoltze announced on March 7 his intention to seek the Republican nomination for state senate.

Stoltze will run for Alaska Senate, Seat F, a seat vacated through redistricting.

Seat F encompasses Butte, Chugiak, Eklutna, Springer Loop, Fairview Loop, Gateway, Knik River, Lazy Mountain, and Greater Palmer.

Stoltze, a lifelong Alaskan, attended Gruening Middle School and Chugiak High School and graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in political sciences.

He’s participated in the Chugiak Council, acted as vice-president of Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks baseball boosters and is also a member of Special Olympics, Chugiak Senior Center, Inc., and a life member of the Chugiak Lions Elk Lodge #2682.

Statewide, he’s advocated for agriculture, fiscal restraint, public safety, education, sport fishing, transportation, and community.

According to Stoltze, his decision to run for the Senate was motivated by the people from the communities that comprise District F, rather than his own personal ambitions.

“The Southern Mat-Su and Chugiak communities embody the American dream,” he said.

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