Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Sitka
Reber Stein is a member of Sitka’s Assembly. He says he would have preferred to be running against Samuelson.
“I was looking forward to working with Steven and discussing the issues affecting Southeast and the challenges ahead. My concern running against Peggy is that we’ll be debating her record and I don’t think that will help us craft a future for Southeast Alaska,” Stein said.
Stein wants to push to make more land available for building. He also says he’ll advocate for an increase in the local share of the state fish tax. He’ll also focus on the region’s high cost of living.
“My campaign is focused on the affordability and livability of life here in the District. Our communities are facing … to ensure we have adequate state support for our electricity projects … our rates to go up by at least 20 percent,” Stein said.
Stein and Wilson are running to represent Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, Elfin Cove, Kupreanof, Pelican and Port Alexander in the State House. The general election is November 2.
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