REVENGE, PUBLICITY IN A CLOSE RACE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 10
Jesse Sumner, a candidate for House District 10-Mat-Su, is getting a taste of dirty politics. The supporters of Rep. David Eastman started a campaign to recall him from the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. Sumner is arguably the most conservative member of the Assembly.
Filed today with the Borough Clerk, the application for a recall petition was sponsored by John Nelson, who is running for Congress against Congressman Don Young. Justin Giles is also a sponsor.
Eastman is mentioned in the recall application. The claim is that Sumner has said Eastman took the most per-diem of any House member during the Special Session in Wasilla in 2019. The group says Eastman took no per diem during that special session.
“Knowingly publishing false information designed to damage a candidate’s reputation for honesty or integrity constitutes campaign misconduct, a class B misdemeanor…”
The claims also say that Sumner has a criminal record relating to events on a Halloween night in California in 2004. Sumer was 19 at the time. He was in college and didn’t have his California drivers license, because he wanted to keep his Alaska driver’s license. Other than that, Sumner has speeding tickets and a DUI, both of which he has disclosed.
Sumner was last elected to the Assembly in 2018 for a three-year term. Formerly, he worked on the campaign of David Eastman. He was endorsed by Region 2 Council of the Alaska Republican Party, District 7-12, in 2018 for Assembly.