There is a clear and important choice this year in State House District 23.
On one side is the incumbent, who has very little to show for his years in the state Legislature and who has voted for — and indeed, taken pride in — two of the largest budgets in Alaska history, both of which according to the UAA’s Institute for Social and Economic Research, have materially increased the financial burdens on future Alaska generations.
On the other side is a fiscally conservative Democrat with 24 years in public finance and budget analysis who makes clear that she is running to return Alaska to sustainable budgets.
Sometimes the best candidate is in a different party than you expect, but you support them because its the right thing to do. As Ted Stevens was often quoted as saying: “To hell with politics. Do what is best for Alaska.” This is one of those times to put those words into action.
I am supporting Lupe Marroquin for State House, the best choice for District 23.
— Brad Keithley