10/31/12 - 1:47pm
As a third-generation rural Alaskan I’ve worked hard to make a good life for my family by building and running small businesses here in the state. I’ve also been a commercial fisherman, and understand what this year did to the Peninsula. I’ve worked on the Slope, as a general contractor, a hunting outfitter and fishing guide in Bristol Bay. My roots in rural, road-system Alaska run deep. I understand its freedoms and challenges. I understand the concerns that many on the Peninsula have that an Anchorage-ite representing them in the legislature won’t understand their way of life.