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Donor to Kreiss-Tomkins lists job title: Slumlord?

A donor to the campaign of Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins lists his occupation as a “slumlord,” who is employed by “self.”

The Anchorage slumlord donated $25 to Kreiss-Tomkins, a Democrat now representing District 35 Sitka-Hoonah-Petersburg-Kake-Angoon.

Also among those showing on the reports of the Alaska Public Offices Commission as giving to Kreiss-Tomkins’ campaign is Thad Poulsen, the owner and editor of the local newspaper Sitka Sentinel, who gave Tomkins the maximum allowed by law: $500. Newspapering is evidently better business these days than slum lording.

While it’s unusual for a newspaper editor to donate to a campaign, thanks to the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Sitka readers know where the newspaper stands.

The Republicans running against Kreiss-Tomkins are Sitka Assembly member Richard Wein and former Mayor Kenny Karl Skaflestad of Hoonah.


Others who gave the maximum allowed donation of $500 to Kreiss-Tomkins include Larry Cotter of Juneau, who this year filed as a nonpartisan to run for the Senate Seat Q spot being vacated by Juneau’s Sen. Dennis Egan.

Toni Mallott, the wife of Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, made a $200 donation to Kreiss-Tomkins.

Kreiss-Tomkins has raised over $40,000 for his campaign but has spent little during the easy-going primary election. Skaflestad has raised $4,870, and Wein has raised over $10,000.

Earlier this week, Must Read Alaska was alerted to another unusual job title in the campaign finance reportings: “Pirate,” in support of the campaign of Ed Alexander for House District 6.

Pirate? Campaign reports come in, with ‘aargh’ donor occupations



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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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