Assembly now charged with replacing Kiehl

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Assembly will be looking to fill the vacancy that will be created when Jesse Kiehl resigns his seat to move to the State Senate seat he won in Tuesday's election.

    Assembly member Loren Jones was asked on Action Line how the body will proceed to fill the vacancy.  "I have no idea what the Assembly's going to do because we haven't talked about it," he says.  "It would be an appointment and then the person that was appointed would have to run again in October for the reminder of Jesse's one year term."

    Kiehl was re-elected to a three year term last year.  So that term doesn't expire until October 2020.

    Jones says they hope to learn more during the Assembly's scheduled retreat on Saturday, December 1.

    Kiehl would not have to resign until he takes his Senate seat next January 15 when the first session of the Alaska State Legislature convenes.



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