Austerman and Haines Looking Forward to Campaign


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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.

(House 1 33 sec "Well, there wasn’t a lot … misses out on that conversation.")

Austerman welcomed the competition:

(House 2 30 sec "Well, I appreciate the … people are getting involved.")

Haines says he realizes petroleum policy is important to the state, given it provides the bulk of the money that the state operates on:

(House 3 40 sec "But on the other hand, … issues of the district.")

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:

(House 4 40 sec "There’s a lot of issues … bills in the long term.")

The state general election is coming up in just over five weeks, on November 2nd.


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