Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Assembly District 2 Candidate Lacey Derr explained on Action Line Tuesday about her decision to run for a seat on Juneau's local governing body.
She said it just wasn't her decision to run for the Assembly. "It was a discussion that I had to have with my husband. He's incredibly supportive. He do was born and raised here in Juneau and these decisions, these impacts that the decisions the Assembly makes affect our children so he is one of the huge supporting factors in why I'm even able to do this. And so if it were not for him, I know that I would not be able to put forth that effort. We are a team effort and we're a community so definitely if it were not for him I wouldn't be able to be where I'm at."
Derr has a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. Her son is homeschooling in kindergarten and is enrolled in the school district's Homebridge program. She said it was very important for her family to keep his funds within the school district. When things return to normal, Derr said she looks forward to her son returning to the schools with his friends.
In regards to her daughter, who is just starting to walk, Derr said, "Being able to hold her and submit my ballot this year on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, the ratification of the 19th Amendment, that was really powerful."
The other three candidates for Assembly District 2 will be featured on Action Line for the balance of the week. Derek Dzinch is the guest Tuesday; Robert Shoemake on Wednesday; and Christine Woll on Friday.