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.
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.