Senate Minority Member Faces Challenger in Republican Primary
Cathy Giessel will face off against Kenai Peninsula School Board president
"Campaigning is a manifestation of commitment to the job, and getting out and meeting constituents and listening to their concerns is a big piece of campaigning, but it's also the major reason for serving."
Arness responded: "I'm a real estate broker, I'm a set-netter in the inlet, I have other things going on this summer. You know, if i'm elected, I will restructure that. But for the purposes of this summer, all I can do is what I can do. And if I can't devote the full time to it, maybe I should apologize, but I don't really feel like I should have to."
On Tuesday, Republican voters in Senate District N will choose a nominee.
There are no Democrats running in the district.
But a non-affiliated candidate, Ron Devon, could be placed on the November election ballot, if enough signatures on his nominating petition are verified.
To view the entire unedited interview with Cathy Giessel, click here.
To view the entire unedited interview with Joe Arness, click here.