Letters to the Editor

Letter: Primary results

The primary election results were quite revealing. Four Republican incumbent senators and five representatives have lost or are in danger of losing. This is somewhat unprecedented.

I suspect that one of the reasons for this is they were not representing the people in their districts.

When you are elected to public office, you are supposed to vote on behalf of the people who elected you. When your vote is influenced by other factors, such as the Chamber of Commerce, public employee unions, political parties, thrust for power or your personal opinion, you are not doing your job of representing your constituents.

When you lose sight of why you were elected, the people who elected you see that and send you packing. I think that is what happened in the primary. All the people in public office should take note.

Bob Bell

Anchorage

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