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Letter: Engaging with constituents

  • Author: Robert F. Gorman
    | Opinion
  • Updated: August 4, 2019
  • Published August 4, 2019

Linda Shore’s recent letter was OK until the last two sentences. I recently moved into Rep. Josh Revak’s district. I emailed Revak about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes, pointed out several low-cost vetoes that will have a significant adverse impact on Alaskans and concluded with high concern for the devastating impacts of budget vetoes on the University of Alaska and Alaskans.

Rep. Revak replied with a well-thought-out response. Several days later, I was very impressed when he voted yes on the final vote on Senate Bill 2002. Revak demonstrated to me his interest in his constituents, a willingness to address my concerns and a clear explanation of his priorities.

I’ll wait until election day to decide how I’ll vote, but right now I’m glad to have Josh Revak as a representative. Communicate clearly with your legislators and check their voting record. Many of them are honest people trying to steer Alaska through stormy waters however they vote on one issue and regardless of their political affiliation.

— Robert F. Gorman


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