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Juneau Assembly picks activist to replace Jesse Kiehl

The unanimous vote on the Juneau Assembly went to Alicia Hughes-Skandijs to replace Jesse Kiehl, who left the local governing body when he became a state senator. The vote was held Monday night, and she was sworn in. The Assembly will have her the at-large seat until the next scheduled election in October.

She won the Assembly’s support over the applications of six others, including former Assembly member Kate Troll.

Hughes-Skandijs works for the State of Alaska as a grants administrator and is active in the ASEA union, where she has held leadership positions and is the Juneau chapter steward. She has been both the chair and treasurer for the Juneau chapter of ASEA and has been the contract negotiator for the Southeast region.

She’s also participated in local stand-up comedy and serves on the boards of the Alaska Folk Festival and the League of Women Voters. As an activist, she’s been a part of protests of the various sort that take place in front of the Capitol Building, including a counter-protest she staged during an Alaskans For Life vigil 2018, when she was photographed stating her pro-abortion stance:

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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.

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  • Geez, the perfect stereotypical, indoctrinated, socialist snowflake from Juneau. Has a state job, takes union’s orders, loves abortions, hates Dunleavy and Trump, and lives with her mom and dad in their basement. The only way she could be better is if she stated she was a cross-transexual too.

    • Wow, a nuevo Democrat with pedigree credentials. And these are the kind of wacko fruitcakes who are the next generation of leaders? I’m moving off continent.

  • Didn’t her parents pass eugenics class?

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