Weldon to run for Mayor

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Beth Weldon announced she would run for Mayor on the same morning Ken Koelsch announced he would not seek re-election.

    "I am running for Mayor because I have worked hard to build relationships both within the Assembly and with diverse community groups often with opposing views," she said, "I have kept my promise to do the research and understand differing views on issues.  I believe I can step up and lead Juneau through some tough financial times."

    Weldon is a retired firefighter.  She and her husband Greg, own Glacier Auto Parts.  She has two sons.  She just completed a term as Glacier Valley Rotary President.  She is in her second year on the Assembly serving District 2.  She is a fourth generation of Douglas and has a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries from the University of Washington.

    Weldon said she is focused on public safety and increased staffing at the Juneau Police Department, supports adding another municipal attorney to help with the misdemeanor caseload, and is currently advocating for more fire department positions.  
    Weldon supporters represent a wide range of community perspectives.  “I believe that there is tremendous value in diversity and you move forward with better ideas if there are differing opinions in a group.”

    Robin Paul will serve as Weldon’s campaign chair and Valerie Mertz as treasurer.   The Municipal election is October 2.


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