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Letter: Mayfield for Senate

  • Author: Jim Chesbro
    | Opinion
  • Updated: October 14
  • Published October 15

I just want to give a shout out for Dan — Mayfield, that is.He is a longtime Mat-Su resident who has worn many hats for the benefit of Mat-Su families, and I believe that he embodies the best in what our outdoor-loving, community-minded neighbors will want and respect in their next state senator.

For years, he and his wife have worked hard preserving and building upon the Big Lake winter trail system with their hard physical labor, as well as securing and managing funds needed to continue its upkeep.

With his years of service on the Borough Assembly, he has shown that he can work with diverse people on both sides of the aisle to come to consensus to get thing done, and all the while being a perfect gentleman, not afraid to show his great smile when appropriate, and finding middle ground to defend for his community.

If Dan is successful in his bid for this office, I believe that his experience in planning, budgeting and organizing will go a long way toward developing and maintaining the infrastructure necessary to help our communities work to preserve, secure and build upon things in our more rural urban areas. Dan wants to maintain some of what brought us here in the first place. Love of the outdoors, access to trails and waterways and the ability to continue to recreate with snowmachines and ATV responsibly on local trails are a big part of the quality of life that many of us really appreciate. I believe that Dan will help Alaska maintain and expand our greatest asset, the great outdoor opportunities.

He has done a great deal for us and I know that he will continue to do so. It is time to bring a sensible, good-natured gentleman to the State Senate from the Valley, and Dan Mayfield is the man for all of us, regardless of party.

Jim Chesbro


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