Candidate for governor named in another harassment complaint


October 26, 2022

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Republican candidate for governor, Charlie Pierce, faces a lawsuit alleging that he sexually harassed a former assistant while he was mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The lawsuit filed in state Superior Court on Friday accuses Pierce of “constant unwanted physical touching, sexual remarks, and sexual advances,” the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The borough already has paid two other former employees a combined $267,000 in settlements for separate complaints against Pierce.

“When an elected official abuses their power and position to sexually harass public servants, they...

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