Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Two Trans Women Elected In Alaska!
But in a rough week for trans kind, we definitely can use some good news, and it's coming out of the city of Fairbanks.
two trans people have been elected to office in the area, and are now serving in their respective positions in Kathy Ottersten and Liz Lyke.
It comes during an election year in which like everywhere else in the US, women were running for office at all levels of government
Ottersten was elected to a Fairbanks city council seat, while Lyke was elected to a seat on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, Fairbanks is the second largest city in the state of Alaska with an estimated population of 32,751 residents. The Fairbanks North Star Borough has a population of over 97,000 residents.
Boroughs are equivalent to county level governments in the other 48 states.
Ottersten is serving as a newly elected representative on the Fairbanks City Council in Seat D for one year. Lyke is ironically serving a three year term on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly in Seat D.
Congrats ladies, and may you have much success serving your community to the best of your ability.