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Vote Jim Colver, August 21 – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pzviZvPl7Xg
By George Rauscher
With the primary election just days away, I want to take a moment to dispel some false claims being made by others to win your votes.
The deceptive messaging is that road construction in the district has halted during my first two years as your representative; the people of District 9 are not being represented; and that I did nothing to cut spending or protect the Permanent Fund Dividend.
Let me take a moment to present you the facts, and allow you to make an informed decision based on the truth and reality.
Road construction has been ongoing in District 9 during the past two years. In fact, there has been more project money spent and more jobs created than most years.
The Caribou Creek realignment on the Glenn Highway in Chickaloon has removed over half a million cubic yards of hillside and will complete it’s construction next summer.
Much needed frost heave repairs at Lake Louise Road, at Mile 120 of the Glenn and Mile 80 on the Richardson were completed, and all along these highways.
The resurfacing of the Richardson in Valdez area was completed. Plus, the land acquisition phase for the Glenn Highway upgrade near Long Lake to mitigate falling rock and increase safety has begun. Continued oversight of the Tanana boat launch project through competition.
Other projects include the following: Tazlina Wayside riverbank stabilization, completed; Richardson Highway Ruby Creek Bridge replacement completed; Richardson Highway Glacier Stream Bridge and Lowe River Bridge resurfacing completed; and Richardson Hwy MP 80-82 resurface and drainage improvements.
These projects and others were recently complete or are moving forward.
Additionally, work at Fort Greely on an unprecedented $3.6 billion project for 20 new rocket silos started this summer, along with the road projects, bringing jobs to District 9.
An effective representative is what the people of the District deserve, and I have worked hard to be that kind of legislator. Don’t take my word for it, consider what these legislative watchdogs had to say. The Alaska Policy Forum gave me the third highest score out of 60 legislators for effectiveness. The Alaska Conservative Policy Group, The Alaska Business Report Card, and the Alaska Policy Forum all gave me an A grade.
While I was among the minority in the House, I never compromised my values and worked with other lawmakers to pass legislation that directly benefited the District. This legislation secured federal funding from timber sales in state forests for local schools; established a public use area from reclaimed mining lands; and to protect the liquor licenses of roadhouses and non-profit club in the district, removing the roadblocks which would keep businesses in our state from growing.
State spending remains high, and your PFD was once again cut, moves I did not support.
Not only did I sponsor legislation (HB 65 &66) to restore the portion of the PFD that was cut, I supported amendments to the budget for a full PFD. There is a formula enshrined in Alaska law that determines the amount of the PFD annually, and I believe the state needs to follow this law.
When I asked for your support two years ago, I ran on a platform to reduce the size of government, and I still believe that to be a must. The state cannot continue to live beyond its means and must cut spending. To that end I voted no on the bloated budgets, and supported amendments (over 80 this year, and 100+ last year) to cut state spending.
I also introduced legislation that would reset the current state spending cap (HJR 2) to a sustainable level, limiting government growth.
Now that you have the facts, and armed with verifiable data rather than campaign slogans I ask for your vote on Tuesday in the Republican Primary.
I am also supported by the following groups; The Outdoor Council, Sportsman Alliance, the Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance, the Alaska Family Council, the National Family Policy Foundation, and the Alaska Miners Association. I also have a A rating of endorsement from the NRA.
If you want more facts and less deception, please contact me before you vote at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want a smaller government, your full PFD, a SB 91 repeal vote, and an effective legislator in Juneau vote for me in the Republican Primary.
Jim Colver Gets The Tanana Boat Launch Built!
The National Association of Home Builders Endorses Rep. Don Young for Congress
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today endorsed U.S. Representative Don Young in the Aug. 21 Alaska Republican primary.
“Rep. Young has consistently fought to promote pro-housing policies that will spur job and economic growth, promote homeownership and provide rental housing opportunities,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La.
Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress in order to ensure that the housing and economic recovery continues to move forward.
“We are proud to endorse Rep. Young for re-election to Congress because he supports efforts to remove regulatory barriers that are harming housing affordability and believes that small businesses are the engine that drives our economy,” said Noel.
New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average, workers from 22 fields are needed to build a home. Constructing 100 single-family homes creates nearly 300 full-time jobs and $11.1 million in fees and taxes for all levels of government to help fund schools, roads, police and firefighters.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
Stephanie Pagan/Manager/Media Relations
National Association of Home Builders
Who is Pam Goode? Candidate for State House District 9
Dear fellow Alaskans,
I’m Pam Goode and I’m running for the State House in District 9. Our district spans from Deltana to Valdez, Glennallen to Rural Palmer and Whittier. It’s huge and very diversified which dove tails with my maritime, missile defense/NASA and rural living background.
• Forward thinking, long term planning, measurable goals!
I have dedicated much of my time, starting in 2013, towards accountability efforts beginning in our local school district opposing common core and keeping a watchful eye on the Local Boundary Commission (LBC). This effort was the gateway that quickly had me focusing on the overall state budget and the foreseeable fiscal train wreck if long term sustainable budgets were not met. This has been my primary focus and platform since 2014 with other freedom issues side by side.
• Fiscally disciplined, responsible and conservative
No other candidate has stood stronger on this issue. I have tirelessly monitored each legislative session doing my best to stop the fiscal negligence that brought Alaska to where we are today. I also work with others to deliver that information to you along with alerts on bad policy that should not have been passed or even heard.
I am known for being an out spoken fighter for the liberties of the people of Alaska. I volunteer full time and overtime to do what I can to protect and restore our freedoms and my husband is right beside me taking the same stand. Our passion is driven by those who sacrificed before us and those who rely on us to do the right thing until they are old enough to take that stand for themselves.
• Protecting the PFD “before” it was taken
No other candidate has worked harder to preserve the original calculation and distribution of the PFD. This was part of my fiscal focus starting in 2014. Again, I foresaw the PFD raid coming. Candidates who say they will protect the PFD and have a record of contributing to fiscal negligence with bloated budgets, continuation of the refundable oil cash credit program and a $1 billion bond package to pay the credits off need to explain their reasoning. You cannot have it both ways while PFDs continue to be cut contrary to law and the over all Alaska economy remains in a recession.
I do not “vote” along to get along. If something is traditionally or procedurally wrong, it needs to be addressed. Every vote has meaning and we should all be willing to stand behind that vote and account for it. Look around us, we are overspending, over regulated, lacking in efficiency and effectiveness in every government agency and continuing to procrastinate on important issues. This is especially true for the one that effects the education of the children. We can do so much better.
• Opposed SB91 from the beginning
SB91 turned into a tragedy and needs to be repealed. Public safety is paramount. With haste the legislature needs to address the short falls of our criminal and judicial system accurately, efficiently and effectively.
• Protecting Property Rights
No other candidate has worked harder to protect and preserve property rights. The unorganized borough in our district is consistently under attack for no good reason. The state government receives 100% of the property tax off the pipeline in the areas that are unorganized. That is 100% since the beginning of TAPS which is a lot of revenue for the benefit of all Alaskans. The Mat-Su Borough would benefit greatly by having a representative that understands the importance of property rights and land ownership.
• Protecting Data and Privacy Rights Alaska Constitution Article 1 Section 22
No other candidate has dedicated more time and energy for the protection of personal data and privacy rights. The onset of the REAL ID violated statute and I filed a complaint with the states ombudsman spanning 1.5-years. I have stood against the collection of private data taken without consent or knowledge when it started with the children, then onto drug databases, new Alaska driver license data exported (see Gemalto), longitudinal databases, private water well data, etc. The growing use of data collection and databases violates the Alaska Constitution. Personal data belongs to the individual.
• There is Hope!
There is always hope when “the people” have the authority, responsibility and choices available to make changes and do the right thing. Elections are for accountability and voting records matter. If we truly want change, we must vote for it.
I am Pam Goode and graciously ask for your vote. No one will work harder to keep you informed, preserve your way of life and protect the high levels of personal freedom that can only be found in Alaska! I’m Goode2Go and ready to work for you!
Vote Goode for House on August 21 Republican Primary
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Early Voting has started for the 2018 Republican Primary!
Here is where you can vote early for Jim Colver:
Division of Elections
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Copper Valley Community Library
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Letter to the Editor
Submitted by Pamela Samash ~ Nenana, AK
August 12, 2018
Pamela Goode is no ordinary candidate; running for House in district 9, she has big plans to right size government for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
As someone who’s sailed across the entire world, Pam knew what she was looking for, and that was liberty and freedom. Goode says that we here in America have so many opportunities for true freedom which was established by the Declaration of independence by our founding fathers, but this has to be preserved by a strong effort on our part. “Because of our travels, we have discovered there’s no other place like this in the world” says Goode. She continues, “we are like no other because of our Declaration of Independence. The first section states: “there is a Creator, our rights come from Him, among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the purpose of civil government is to protect these rights. Liberty is an essential part of one achieving their highest god-given potential.”
Goode was involved in the Delta/Greely school district in 2013. It was through this experience she stood against Common Core and began learning about the legislative budgeting issues. She saw how government was continuously over spending and how it was detrimental to the long term fiscal sustainability of the state and Alaskan families. In 2014, she forewarned Alaskans that if government overspending continued, it would be inevitable for the government to cut the PFD and implement an income tax. She remains consistent in her message to cut the scope and size of government and return the full PFD to the Alaskan people!
Goode shared the results of a study from the Institute of Social and Economic Research”s (ISER) at UAA which states that money left in the private sector has a 1.4 multiplier effect on the over all economy. Taking this money from the private sector during a recession, has the worst adverse impact on the over all economy than any other measure available. Over the past 3-years with the PFD cuts, with the multiplier effect I place, over 3-billion dollars has been taken out of the overall Alaska economy.
Goode stated, “When government gets that bigger, the people get smaller. When the government gets smaller, the people get bigger and stronger. It is the duty of all Americans to hold their elected and appointed officials accountable to their oath of office and that includes limiting the scope and size of government. As much money as possible should be kept in the hands of the people where they can best spend their earned income.”
Goode says the PFD belongs to the people and supports the traditional calculation. The PFD represents only a portion of the wisely invested income from the Permanent Fund which is only 25% of the accrued shared resources. The other 75% has gone to fund government which they were intrusted, by the people, to be good stewards of which they have failed in doing.
Pam Goode is running for office because she loves Alaska and wants to protect our high level of personal liberty for current and future generations. This begins with fiscal responsibility from those that are elected to manage our state and our secure our freedoms. Goode states that we are to leave a place better than we found it.
I agree with her that this government, like all levels of governments in America, need to be held accountable. We both share the same concerns about what the children are learning in the schools today. Are childrenlearning about the Declaration of Independence so they can grow up and continue defending their liberties as well?
“What I’d love to see is a huge turnover this election cycle and Alaska to make a statement and history that they’re not happy with the direction of their state. It’s time to make positive changes. If we re-elect the same people over and over, nothing will change or improve”, says Pam.
In talking with Pam, I felt such joy that someone else besides me felt this way. After years of watching my voice as a citizen slowly disappear, it was so nice to know that Pam also feels the same way I do, and that if she’s in office, my family and neighbors’ voices will be heard again.
I feel robbed by this govt. There was no vote to take the $8000 away from my family and that money is just sitting in an account. This year we would have gotten close to $3000 each! That would have helped us in so many ways. The price of fuel is going back up again, so why do they still have my money?
I wanted to do this article about Pam because I see hope in her. I know she will fight for what’s right. She’s correct in saying that the govt has gotten too big, that’s why they didn’t let us vote. I pray she and others like her win this election and that there is change. Like Pam said, “unless you get out there (in the world) we think that we’re like everyone else, but that’s not the truth, we are completely different. What sets us apart is our Declaration, Constitution and Godly heritage.
If we want to preserve our freedoms and get back our money, we need to elect Pamela Goode.