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Williams best choice for Lt. Gov.

  • Samantha Wuttig Fairbanks
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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner letter to the editor: 

June 17, 2014

To the editor: As a lifelong Alaskan, I vote for the candidate who I believe promises the best for our state. This year, I feel fortunate to be voting for Bob Williams for lieutenant governor.

Bob Williams is an Alaskan; he grew up in Palmer and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Although he spent time outside working in the Peace Corps in Africa and studying and teaching in New York City, his love for Alaska brought him home. Bob has a statewide perspective, having taught in Nome and then the Matanuska-Susitna borough. As a statewide mentor teacher, Bob spent time in rural villages like Savoonga and Gambell.

I met Bob Williams more than a decade ago when he came to Fairbanks to provide professional development to teachers. 

I was struck by Bob’s presence and the climate he was able to create. Bob listens to concerns and needs. He wasn’t afraid to take on the challenges of addressing a group of elementary teachers about mathematics. Bob inspired many of the teachers to make math engaging and exciting for students. The professionalism, people skills and knowledge that made Bob an Alaskan Teacher of the Year are what I want in a responsive statewise politician.

I believe that these characteristics of Bob Williams make him an excellent candidate for Lt. Governor. Bob has spent the past year visiting villages, towns and cities to listen to the concerns of citizens from all across our great state, knowing that each person makes a difference. 

I look forward to being inspired by Bob to help make Alaska a better place in which to live.

For more information about Bob and where to find him, check out, the Bob Williams for Alaska Lieutenant Governor Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Williams4LtGov. Bob is the man we need in Juneau representing us all.

Samantha Wuttig



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