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.