I believe the state should have a balanced budget and believe “We The People” should mandate this via a constitutional amendment. A family or household does not get to operate or survive at a deficit; eventually they have to pay back loans and credit cards. The State is no different. We need a predictable, affordable
I believe there should be a spending cap and will support a bill to establish such and amendment in the state constitution. The fact is the legislature is not spending government money, they are spending your money. Yours and mine.
I believe every state legislator should have the right and the ability to vote the way his or her constituency want him to vote. There should be zero restriction. The only caucus should be defined by the political party they represent. The one their constituents knew about when they voted. Any agreement to vote a
I believe fully in the founding fathers idea of citizen statesmen. I believe that lifetime politicians are an anathema to our form of government. If there is any discussion or bills on term limits in Alaska politics I will most certainly be part of that discussion.
All political power is inherent in the people. All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole. As an Alaskan, I believe in limited government. The government is not there to provide everything for everyone. The State government, of
One barrier to Alaska’s statehood was that we did not have a large population to contribute much to the United States. What we did have was an abundance of diverse resources. From timber and gold, to zinc and oil, Alaska had a lot to offer. Since achieving statehood, however, it seems that all we have
With the shutdown of our economy due to Covid-19, it is imperative that we elect citizens with ideas for restart and recovery. The only way for that to happen is to change the players in Juneau. We need less pandering politicians and more citizen-legislators who recognize the need to lift restrictions on people and businesses
I believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ. But I also believe this country was founded on the principle that all people should be free to worship their god – or not worship any god. No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Freedom OF religion
I believe in the historic and statutory payment of the PFD. The people of Alaska own the oil under our state and we currently give 85% of the royalties, gleaned from that oil, to the government for operating our state. I believe that ALL Alaskans deserve an equal share of our royalties. Currently the legislative
I believe in the Second Amendment. I do not, however, believe it was enacted just for shooting sports or hunting. The second amendment, which is echoed in the Alaska Constitution, was enacted to counterbalance what our forefathers were afraid of – a tyrannical government intent on subjugating citizens to its will. I strongly support the
I believe that the legislature should be as close to the people as possible. If this includes moving some, or all, legislative sessions to the road system, so the people have better access to our government, then I will support a bill to do so. We must return the government to one that is by