Juneau Democratic state Sen. Dennis Egan stated Tuesday he will not search re-election, citing well being issues.
“The primary factor is, I do not assume it is truthful for my constituents,” he stated on a Juneau speak radio station, 800 KINY. “It isn’t truthful to them as a result of I’ve a heck of a time touring.”
Egan, 70, has a number of sclerosis and says he has vertigo round water, making it exhausting for him to go to the coastal communities in his district, which embrace Haines, Skagway and Tour Inlet.
His father, Invoice Egan, was the state’s first elected governor.
Dennis Egan was appointed to the state Senate in 2009; he was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
A Juneau fishing and financial improvement government, Larry Cotter, has filed to run for Egan’s seat as an unbiased, the Juneau Empire reported.