Michelle Scannell

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Michelle Scannell
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Candidate for
Alaska House of Representatives District 20
AssociatesBard College at Simon's Rock
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
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Michelle Scannell was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Alaska House of Representatives.


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Scannell stated the following about her political philosophy in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia:[1]

"Government may not be the solution to all our problems, but it is the solution to some of them. Whenever I am faced with a problem, I first have to decide if I should take action or not. It can be difficult and humbling to admit that sometimes doing nothing is the best course of action. As your state representative, I will be faced with having to make this decision constantly and I pray I will have the strength of character and fortitude to recognize when a problem can’t be legislated away and accept that reality. Not all problems can be solved with legislation. Most can be solved through other venues and routes. Government has to be smarter with how it conducts its business: I will work hard to make that happen on behalf of District 20."



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scannell ran in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 20. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3] Scannell was defeated in the general election.[4]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMia Costello Incumbent 70.6% 5,134
     Democratic Michelle Scannell 29.1% 2,117
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 23
Total Votes 7,274

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