Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, right, speaks alongside Marc Luiken, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities during a breakout session on Alaska Marine Highway System Reform at Southeast Conference at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Kito said this week that he will not seek re-election. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, right, speaks alongside Marc Luiken, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities during a breakout session on Alaska Marine Highway System Reform at Southeast Conference at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Kito said this week that he will not seek re-election. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III will not run for re-election in 2018

Rep. Sam Kito III ended months of speculation in a Monday interview with the Juneau Empire by declaring he will not run for re-election this fall.

“As of last Friday, my position is that I am not intending on running for either the House or the Senate,” Kito said in a Monday interview.

How firm is that decision?

“I guess I’d say very close to 100 percent,” he said.

He will remain in office and continue to serve his district until the end of the term, he said.

For the rest of this story, visit the Juneau Empire.

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