Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Assemblymember Rob Edwardson will not seek re-election this Fall when his term expires.
That was learned when he was asked on Action Line about whether he would seek re-election. " My intentions would be to vote for the best candidate possible. I don't plan on running again."
Edwardson explained that one of the reasons he and his wife decided to move back to Juneau after he was stationed with the Coast Guard here was the level of community involvement. "I think there are so many potential good candidates for the Assembly that I think the path that I've chosen to not run again is a good path because it opens up a spot for another up and comer."
Edwardson waged an unsuccessful campaign for a Juneau House seat, but he has no intention to seek such an office or any other office this year. "I don't have the political bug right now. I can't guarantee that I'll never have it. Hopefully, I have a long life ahead."
Edwardson was elected to the three year District 2 Assembly term during the October 2017 election.