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Lekanof: I got busted for OUI

House candidate Anthony Lekanof issued the following statement tonight:
“Following a situation last Friday, I was arrested on suspicion of OUI while attempting to recover my stolen wallet and cell phone from an event I was attending.
“As a candidate for office, I’m aware of what this situation looks like from the outside.
“While some will use this to diminish my campaign and my ability to lead, I hope that, over the coming weeks, I’ll be able to earn back the trust that I may have lost as a result of this decision.
“On the advice of my mentors and campaign team, I’ve chosen to focus on the issues at hand, and will let the process run its course. I greatly appreciate your support and prayers.”
Lekanof is running for House District 18, a seat now occupied by Democrat Harriet Drummond. He is 21 years old and has been a rising force in the Alaska political scene as an Alaska Native and a Republican.
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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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  • OUI?

      • thank you, I had the ‘under the influence’ but couldn’t figure out the ‘o.’ I’ve seen DUI and DWI, guess you’re never to old to learn. Luckily I never had to learn the hard way on any of those. LOL

  • From victory’s jaws…

    Anthony rescues defeat…

    O U Idiot…

  • I was arrested on suspicion of OUI while attempting to recover my stolen wallet and cell phone from an event I was attending. So he was driving? What does the wallet and cell phone have to do with it. Is that like “I got got a DUI going to the store to buy a loaf of bread?” So his campaign manager must have said he had to get out in front of this.

  • Welcome to the real world, kid. In all likelihood any hope of a political career in the future just ended. Unionized cops are the law enforcement arm of the Democrat Party. I would have crawled home on my hands and knees before I would have driven home from dinner or drinks in a Downtown Juneau bar or restaurant when I was an appointee. Call my wife or take a cab; take a cab even if I only had dinner with my wife and shared a bottle of wine. Unless you weigh about 200 pounds, you can’t blow legal after even two glasses of wine, and if you’re a Republican elected or appointed official somebody WILL call the cops. If you’re running for office as a Republican, Uber is your friend!

  • Perhpas a job in the Senate Majority Press Office is a better fit.

  • So I take it that OUI is different than a DUI or DWI. Is it safe to assume that this person was OUI under the influence of some other newly legalized substance? Or are we speaking a new millennial language to soften the blow of what that is going to cost him? I am assuming that he got high, got caught driving and still wants us to vote for him.

  • OUI unfortunate can be earned on a bike or anything other than your own two feet. I’ve met this young man. He seems to have high integrity and I commend him for owning what he’d done.

    • It’s not exactly “owning” it, to throw in the bit about stolen wallet and cell phone.

  • Wow !!!! So many Judgemental comments . Anthony keep your head up don’t give up and stay in the race!!!!!

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