Congressman Don Young reopened his district office in Kenai last week and greeted many constituents at a reception at the office's new location in the Benco Building in Kenai. Staffing the office is Bonnie Golden, a 25 year resident of the Peninsula. Bonnie will serve as a liaison between Kenai residents and federal agencies. "She'll do a great job for the folks here on the Peninsula, she has real world experience and will make a good liaison to me in D.C.," said Young. In looking to the new decade Young says that Alaska needs to recapture the initiative in developing its resources and building new value added industry, "Alaska should be the power center of the world. If you think about the tidal power we have here, the wind power, the hydro- power, the geothermal power, and the hydrocarbon resources we have here in the form of gas, oil, and coal, it's the largest energy resource in the United States of America and we need to take the initiative in developing these resources because the economy of any strong nation is based upon their ability to develop their resources, or to manufacture products for export like China, where they import raw resources and export finished products, but we're doing neither. You can't recover from an economic recession or have a good, strong economy by borrowing dollars, you have to produce natural resources and products from those resources to reclaim that economy and a sound future," Young said.
Congressman Young's office is located in the Benco Building at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 110 and office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. She may be reached by calling 283-7701, or by faxing 283-8088.
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