Oct. 9, 2012
To the editor:
OK, now we have had the local elections. Many have proven they are not the brightest bulbs in the pack. They turned out to defeat the wood burning ban, then turned around and voted the man responsible for the ban back into office.
Now here we are facing another election. We have a couple of candidates that are saying they will join the Anchorage coalition and represent all Alaskans. We don’t need an elected official to represent all Alaskans; we need someone to represent their constituents, the people in Fairbanks, North Pole and the Interior.
That coalition is made up mostly of Anchorage and Juneau elected officials, and they are looking out for Anchorage and Juneau, not the Interior. The Anchorage and Juneau officials outnumber all the rest, and joining in their coalition only dilutes the Interior’s representation.
Voters have a chance to redeem themselves, prove they can be bright sometimes, by looking at the issues and voting for people that will represent them and their neighbors, not Anchorage, Juneau and all Alaskans.
Roggie L. Hunter