To the editor: I am writing to share my reasons for supporting the reelection of Jim Matherly as mayor of Fairbanks. I have known Jim for decades and watched his leadership in the business community and elected office. He has made Fairbanks his highest priority and has worked hard to keep our city a place we can all be proud to call home.
Jim’s friendly, affable personality has served our community well as he reaches out to welcome military personnel, visitors, the business community and social service agencies who serve our local citizens. Jim has a close relationship with state government and is a tireless advocate for our city.
While Jim is a great ambassador for Fairbanks, he is not afraid to make hard decisions when they are needed. He makes it his business to stay very connected to his constituents, and his leadership reflects his relationship with Fairbanks residents. You have read his slogan “From Fairbanks, For Fairbanks!” We are fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and qualified candidate willing to serve our great city.
Please join me in voting for Jim Matherly for mayor.