Former state Senate president wants back at work
December 9, 2021
Former Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel plans to run for the state Senate next year.
Giessel, an Anchorage Republican, announced her plans Dec. 1 in the newsletter she has regularly distributed since leaving office earlier this year.
Giessel lost her primary last year to Republican Roger Holland, who went on to win the seat. Holland based much of his campaign on a pledge that Alaskans should receive a significantly larger Permanent Fund dividend along with retroactive payments, costing a total of several billion dollars, to make good on past PFDs that were scaled back for budgetary rea...