by Ted Land
Thursday, March 11, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Senate leader says he's stepping aside this election year after 18 years on the job.
Sen. Con Bunde is a Republican who represents South Anchorage and the Hillside. He is also the minority leader.
He's been serving in the legislature since 1993 in both the House and Senate.
The retired commercial pilot is up for reelection this year and says he will not run because he's unhappy with the legislature's inability to get meaningful work done.
"I really have thought long and hard about, do I want to campaign, be frustrated and have a vote, or just be frustrated with the process and I've chosen just to be frustrated," Bunde said.
Bunde was vocal about his disdain for bills like Marmot Day and adding a second verse to the Alaska Flag Song.