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More filings: Savannah Fletcher, unaffiliated, files for Senate Seat R, to challenge Rep. Mike Cronk

Savannah Fletcher

Rep. Mike Cronk has company in the Senate seat R race. Democrat Savannah Fletcher, a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and already a candidate for mayor of Fairbanks, has filed to have the seat vacated by Senator Click Bishop, who appears to be preparing to run for governor in the next cycle. She’s dropping out of the mayor’s race.

Fletcher serves on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and is a civil rights attorney. She is an extreme left-wing politician, but has no official ties to any party.

Currently, there are more Republicans than Democrats in the Alaska Senate, but Bishop and other soft Republican senators have put Democrats in the majority; Fletcher would continue to award power to the minority party.

Fletcher says as an attorney she has represented all the tribes in the Senate District.

“I will no longer be running for mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. I take pride in my work for the City and will bring my knowledge of local government and municipal issues to my work at the state level. I will serve in the Senate with the same passion and hard work that I brought to my city service,” she said.

It was made official Thursday by Rep. Mike Cronk, who first announced he would run for Senate Seat R when Bishop announced his retirement. Cronk is from the Tok-Northway portion of the district, which is geographically the largest Senate district in the state and covers much of interior Alaska.

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