FNSB Assembly member Christopher Quist to challenge Bart LeBon for Fairbanks Seat 1

Published: May. 23, 2020 at 5:12 PM AKDT
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A Two Term Borough Assembly Member has filed To Run For the State Legislature against incumbent Bart LeBon

Christopher Quist, a two-term Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member, announced his intention to challenge single term incumbent, LeBon, for the central Fairbanks seat 1 in the Alaska House of Representatives .

Citing Alaska's struggling state budget, Quist said "Our state is in crisis now, with health and economic struggles. The legislature's failure to act over the past two years has made this crisis worse as we have emptied the budget reserves and have little rainy day savings left to help us weather this storm."

Quist was born and raised in Fairbanks, has been a small business owner, and currently works at KUAC.

He lives downtown with his wife Naomi Hutchens, and their two dogs.