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Eagle River’s Joe Wright files for office but for which office? Senate?

The Chairman of Alaska House District 14 (now 22), Joe Wright, filed paperwork to run for the Legislature on Monday, and word on the street is that he is running for Senate Seat K. That is the new Senate seat that Sen. Lora Reinbold is also eligible to run for.

A Republican and a 24-year Navy veteran, Wright is involved in his community, where he is president of South Fork Community Council.

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Wright is married, the father of grown children, and is a government contractor.

It’s a whole new Senate district since redistricting was completed, and stretches into Eagle River Valley, South Fork, and as far south as the central Muldoon area, near DeBarr, Boniface, bounded by the mountains. As with almost all Senate seats this election cycle, there is no actual incumbent. Reinbold has not yet, as of this writing, filed for the seat.

As a district chairman, Wright would have to step down from his party position when he announces which seat he is running for.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
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.


  1. Don’t know Joe Wright, but my initial reaction is that he is a government contractor. If elected, he can possibly be controlled by the government maintain the status quo by threats to his government contracts being reduced, cancelled or not renewed. At this point, I would stick with Reinbold. All politicians claim to fight, but Reinbold actually does fight.

  2. I do know him. He does understand government over reach and will not follow status quo. Reinbold is a fighter, but when you fight your way into a corner. How effective are you?

  3. Problem with Reinbold is that she is at War with everyone. She has a couple of issues that I support, as do many others. But that is overshadowed by her constantly being in the corner with the dunce hat on.
    You cannot serve your constituents or “Bring the bacon home” if your fellow legislators cannot stand you.
    Too much water under the bridge, time for a change. Besides walking to Juneau is going to wear Lora’s legs out.
    Thank you Mr. Wright for your service to our country. A few more Veterans in Juneau would do Alaska some good.

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