The group of citizens in District 16, West Anchorage, have chosen to appeal a Superior Court judge ruling that says Rep.-elect Jennifer Armstrong met the residency requirements when she filed for office in June of 2022.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Herman Walker issued his ruling Monday, which gives the plaintiffs little time to get a ruling from the Alaska Supreme Court on the matter before legislators are sworn on Jan. 17 in Juneau.
Armstrong has given various accounts of when her actual residency in Alaska started, and Judge Walker appeared to be moved by her young-and-restless story of falling in love online with a man from Anchorage, and hooking up with him on a whirlwind trip, then eventually, after coming and going for a while, settled down, married, and had children with him. The question is: Did she move to Anchorage in May of 2019 or in June? Or was it July?
Briefs from the parties are due at midnight Wednesday. A schedule for hearing has not yet been published by the court.