In just over a month voters will go to the polls to choose a representative from House District 36, Kodiak Island and parts of the Lake and Peninsula Borough. Incumbent Republican Alan Austerman won his party’s nomination in August. Terry Haines, a Kodiak city councilman, was a last-minute replacement on the Democratic ticket after primary winner Andy Schroeder dropped out of the race.
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Austerman welcomed the competition:
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Haines says he realizes petroleum policy is important to the state, given it provides the bulk of the money that the state operates on:
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Austerman, who chairs a fiscal policy subcommittee in the House, says the state is facing an uncertain future as less oil is pumped from the ground, and that is his focus:
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The state general election is coming up in just over five weeks, on November 2nd.