Political campaigns

Letter: Political Campaigns

By Linda Sharp

Updated: 4 hours ago Published: 4 hours ago

Most Alaskans’ campaigns include five different seats to vote for. Voters can request mail-in ballots at alaska.gov/elections now. Early voting begins Oct. 24, daily at 2525 Gambell Street or Anchorage City Hall.

Les Gara for governor is by far my choice. Mary Peltola for Congress. Elvi Gray-Jackson for the Alaska Senate. Pat Chesbro for the US Senate. Your “second choice” will come into play if your first choice does not have enough votes. Democracy is at stake.

Former Governor Bill Walker and Senator Lisa Murkowski both made choices that endangered abortion rights. Walker’s administration sought to curb those rights in court in 2015. Murkowski voted for all new Supreme Court justices, now effectively making abortion illegal in many states.

Wake up, Alaskans. Know their past votes, because it defines them.

—Linda Sharp


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