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Memories and Lessons from Elections Past

Memories and Lessons from Elections Past

Chancy Croft served in the Alaska Legislature from 1969 through 1979, first for a single term in the House, and after that in the Alaska Senate where he served as Senate president from 1975 to 1979. He was the Democratic nominee for governor in 1978, but was defeated by Jay Hammond. Chancy largely retired from electoral politics after this campaign, but continues to practice law and remains prominent in legal and political circles in Alaska. For decades, he has represented injured workers as a worker’s compensation attorney. He served on the University of Alaska Board of Regents from 1995 to 2003, including as term as chair. He was also a charter member of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and served as its chair from 1971 to 1978. He and his wife of 53 years, Toni, have three children. The family grows grapes and grandchildren of outstanding quality. Joe Josephson served as Senator E. L. (Bob) Bartlett's legislative assistant. He was Vice-Chair of the Anchorage Home Rule Charter