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These women deserve IGU seats

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Sept. 19 

To the editor: Two seats will be voted on for the Interior Gas Utility Board in the municipal election Oct. 2, 2018. I support Pam Throop and Mary Nordale for these two seats.

Pamela Throop, who is running unopposed for Seat A, has been a successful commercial realtor in Fairbanks for most of her life. She has served the IGU with integrity and intelligence and is moving the utility toward its goal of affordable energy and clean air.

Mary Nordale, former Alaska State Commissioner of Revenue, is an expert in finances, an active attorney and wise in the ways of local players in the community. She is the best choice for Seat B. Her expertise in financing and efficient use of money, in addition to her common sense will most certainly help the IGU Board with the difficult decisions facing it.

These women represent the best among us and deserve our respect, support and our vote on Oct.2.



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