By Lisa Phu
Alaska Beacon 

Ketchikan assembly member Bynum challenges 4-term incumbent Ortiz for state House


October 5, 2022

Left: Jeremy Bynum, right: Rep. Dan Ortiz

A Republican Ketchikan Gateway Borough assembly member is challenging the four-term incumbent to represent Ketchikan, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Coffman Cove and other communities of southern Southeast Alaska in the state House.

In Jeremy Bynum's first time running for state office, he got 44% percent of the votes in the August primary to Rep. Dan Ortiz's 52%. Both live in Ketchikan. About 4% of voters chose Wrangell resident Shevaun Meggitt, who has since withdrawn and will not appear on the general election ballot.

Ortiz said he's feeling good going into the general election but not 100% confiden...

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