Mayor Koelsch still pondering run for re-election, rules out running for legislative seat

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch is fresh back from a cruise with his wife Marion where he said he would ponder whether or not to seek re-election during this October's local election.

    He was asked on Action Line Friday what his pondering produced.  "Well, I'm still on a glow from the cruise so we're just going to leave it at that. Like I have said before, I'm running until I'm not running."

    When he was asked if he might be interested  in running for the Legislature.  He could run to represent Juneau in the State Senate or the for the House seat representing downtown, Douglas and other communities in Northern Lynn canal.   

    The mayor responded, "Right now I want to think about whether I want to run again for mayor and that's all I'm going to think about."   He indicated the only election he would be interested in would be running for mayor once again.  

    Koelsch was elected during a special election in March of 2016 in the wake of the death of then mayor Greg Fisk.



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