Before explaining why I feel Zack Fields is the strongest candidate in the race for the seat I currently hold, I want to thank my constituents for letting me represent them. It's been an honor to wake up every day knowing I've had the chance to make someone's life better. Thank you very much for giving me that privilege.
From everything I've learned in this job, I feel strongly that Zack will be the most effective of the candidates in this race. He's exceptionally bright, he listens, and he works tirelessly. You deserve that.
One often-overlooked key to being a good legislator is the ability to build relationships. Contrary to the image that all legislators fight across party lines all the time, I've had good relationships with all but the most partisan legislators. Allies matter if you want to get things done.
Zack is affable and will build needed relationships. Too many candidates want to go to Juneau to tell people they're the smartest person in the room with the only good ideas. That puts you on a lonely island.
He will continue the children's work I've focused on. He knows money is better used on schools, making neighborhoods safe and to help seniors and others in need, than on wasteful projects like the Knik Arm Bridge. He's laid out a fair fiscal plan to balance our budget that I support.
Speak to the candidates, many of whom have laudable backgrounds. I don't get to tell anyone who to vote for. I just get to offer who I think will do the strongest job continuing the work you and I believe in.
— Rep. Les Gara
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