I would be honored to continue serving my Southwest Anchorage neighbors in District 24 as their State House Representative.
My wife, Trish, and I are both lifelong Alaskans born right here in Anchorage. We met each other at UAA while pursuing our education and soon married, 32 years ago. Today we are the proud parents of one daughter, Holly, and two sons, Chuck and Paul. We have been blessed to raise our children in this great state. Holly is now married to Jordan and we are the proud grandparents of our first grandchild!
Trish and I love the great outdoors. We hike and fish and embrace the best Alaska has to offer.
It has been a privilege to serve as your legislator the past three years, and to work in Alaska’s private and public sectors over the past 35 years as a construction labor, commercial fisherman, police officer, police chief, city manager, state board and commission member, and legislator.
Along the way, I’ve seen what matters most to Alaskans. I will continue to be a strong advocate for safe neighborhoods, jobs and economic freedom, responsible resource development, high-quality education, spending discipline, and the protection of our Permanent Fund. And I’ve learned what it takes to get things done, in business, solving crimes, and in the public arena.
I strongly support our free market economy and limited government, which encourages innovation and allows us the freedom to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I will vigilantly guard the liberties we cherish, which do not come to us by accident.
I am thankful for my parents and mentors who taught me the valuable lessons of working together, and encouraging one another through adversity.
I have the right experience and believe I am the right choice to help keep our legislature focused on the issues that matter, and to keep Alaska a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I truly believe our best days are still ahead of us.
Positions on the Issues Facing Alaska
I believe our fiscal challenges can be met with:
- Disciplined budgeting: my priority is to continue to put downward pressure on state spending, while protecting core services such as public safety, education, snow removal, and senior services. I support a state spending cap to keep spending under control.
- Smart use of assets: our state is blessed with a significant Permanent Fund which allows us to take smart, sustainable draws from the earnings to help pay for core government services and dividends.
- If necessary, enact a modest sales tax.
- Preventing an income tax: the private sector has worked tirelessly to bring our state back from the recent recession. It is crucial if we want to see a healthy and resilient economy to prevent the passage of an income tax.
Public safety is a community effort. Now that we have successfully replaced Senate Bill 91, there is still work to be done to return security to our streets:
- Continue to make adjustments to our laws as gaps occur between enforcement and prosecution.
- Prioritize recruitment and retention of talented police and firefighters to increase Public Safety presence and reduce response times.
- Put stronger limits on opioid painkillers, pursue proven clinical approaches to reducing addiction.
- Public and private sector partnerships to increase investment in treatment beds and recovery housing.
- Engaging neighbor to neighbor to strengthen our bonds and prevent crime, including the support of community patrols and neighborhood watch programs.
My commitment to you:
- I will represent you with integrity and will stay focused on doing what’s right for our state regardless of political pressure.
- My door is always open. I am accountable to you. I encourage open communication so I can represent you to the best of my abilities.
- I will never let our enrichment today take away the future of our children and grandchildren tomorrow. Our next generation deserves a state left in a better condition than we found it.
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