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I am running to represent you in Juneau. I am a Democrat, which means that you will have a real choice when you vote.
Let me introduce myself. I was born and raised in Delta and still live here. I graduated from Delta High School in 1970. Attended UAF and eventually graduated. I have, like many of you living the rural lifestyle, worked at many jobs, including as a wildland firefighter, as a union business agent, and as an adjunct professor for the University. I retired in 2015. I am not a politician, just a regular guy who is frustrated with the direction our great state of Alaska is headed.
When my grandparents came to Alaska it was a place of opportunity, a situation that lasted throughout much of my life and I directly benefited. This is no longer the case, and I am worried about my grandchildren and their ability to enjoy similar opportunity.
You all know about our statewide budget shortfall or the crisis in our healthcare system, but consider the following:
Job growth is one of the lowest in the nation.
Unemployment is one of the highest.
Real wage growth is down.
Personal income average is down.
Home prices are flat.
Actual population was lower in 2017 than in 2016.
For the last five years more people have moved out of the state than have moved in.
This is untenable. We need to change course. That is why I am running.
Alaskans deserve a stable state budget. We need a thriving economy. Our children have right to quality, affordable education. We must be good stewards of our resources while at the same time we should, as our Constitution says, develop them for “maximum use consistent with the public interest.”
Follow my campaign. Consider my values. Evaluate my goals.
Please vote for me.
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The National Association of Home Builders Endorses Rep. Don Young for Congress
“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 in November because he supports policies that will allow home builders to provide more safe and affordable housing for hard-working American families,” said Noel.
New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average,e 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