Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for Fairbanks borough mayor

Rep. Tammie Wilson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

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Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, addresses the Alaska House of Representatives, April 8, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the letter filed Wednesday puts Wilson and presiding officer of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, Karl Kassel, as the only declared candidates. The filing period doesn’t open until Aug. 3.

Wilson, a North Pole Republican, says she decided to run for mayor after hearing numerous complaints from residents regarding some of the borough’s regulations.

Wilson has served in the state House since being appointed in 2009, the same year she lost a bid for borough mayor against Luke Hopkins.

Kassel is serving his second term on the assembly. He filed his letter of intent months ago.