Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Martin Stepetin, Senior, is pretty confident he'll be elected to the Juneau School Board on his second try.
He came up short during last year's election, but he's one of two candidates seeking the two seats up for grabs this year. "I hope everybody votes for me. I'm the only candidate going for the seat right now, but if I'm elected I just want to say please reach out to me."
The Alaska Native was asked about the resolution approved by the School Board recently that was sent to the Association of Alaska School Boards to develop a textbook on Alaska Native History. "Hopefully whenever AASB brings that to the state we can get that passed and we can get a textbook that's actually made by Alaska Natives teaching exactly what the real history of Alaska is."
In addition to Martin, Junior, he has three other children. Martin, Senior said on Action Line that that is his number one motivator for wanting to serve on the School Board.
School Board President Brian Holst is the other candidate on the ballot this year as he seeks his third term on the board.