Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 12:33
By: Matt Tunseth
Chugiak-Eagle River Star
Five people have thrown their hats into the ring for the Anchorage Assembly seat representing Chugiak-Eagle River, including three who did so on the last day open to filing and one well-known former state legislator….
Eagle River’s Dyson is a retired engineer who left the Alaska Legislature in 2014 after nearly two decades representing the area in the House and Senate.
Dyson will be challenged by four candidates who have not previously served in office. Brassell is the vice president of benefits, account executive for Parker, Smith and Feek in Anchorage. Wehmhoff is a retired teacher who is active on local boards and writes for the ECHO News, a weekly paper in Eagle River. Last year, she ran for the State House District 12 seat won by Cathy Tilton. Jeffers, of Chugiak, is the owner and an instructor at Cirque Boreal, an aerial acrobatics studio in Anchorage. Donnelly lives in Eagle River and has not previously run for office.