FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Council woman Joy Huntington is vacating her position, leaving an open seat available to a new face in this arm of local government. Shoshana Kun, Andrew Thompson and Jim Clark are all running for a spot on the Fairbanks City Council. For all three, this will be the first time they are running for this position.
Thompson said, "I definitely don't like where politics is headed."
Clark said, "I'd like to be a part of the solutions instead of just bagging on people who make poor decisions."
Kun said, "I'm not here for my own vested interest. I'm here to be a representative for those that are often found voiceless."
From total transparency to cleaning up downtown, these candidates each have something different they would focus on if elected.
Thompson said, "Education is pretty much the most important thing to me."
Clark said, "Tourism should be our bread and butter. It should be our number one thing."
Kun said, "I fully feel that the public deserves to know what is going on with their money, what is going on in my city government."
Each bringing their own set of skills, one of these new faces will be elected to the Fairbanks City Council in just over a week.
In this year's election, residents will be voting for three different seats on the Fairbanks City Council. In addition to those running for Seat A, Candidates Lloyd Hilling and Marcey Luther are running against incumbent June Rogers for Seat B. And Candidate Kathy Ottersten hopes to unseat Jonathan Bagwill, who currently holds Seat D.