Marty McGee, the tax assessor that Gov. Sean Parnell fired in January, has filed to run for Mia Costello’s House seat in West Anchorage. He switched his party registration from Republican to Democrat to do so. Liz Vazquez, David Nees, and Sherri Jackson have all filed letters of intent for the Republican primary.
McGee is not an oil industry ally and they will be watching this closely. Before being fired, McGee chaired the State Assessment Review Board and pushed for a much higher valuation of the pipeline, which resulted in the oil industry paying millions more in taxes than they would have otherwise. He’s also supporting the oil tax repeal. For more, read both KTVA’s Rhonda McBride and APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez stories.