Fighting for UAF and Protecting our University

I know how important the University of Alaska and UAF are to our economy.  I am a proud UAF alumnus, and over the last two years I have led the charge to defend the University from cuts that would cripple higher education in Alaska.  Certainly, like any large organization, there is room for improvement and I want to see as much funding as possible focused on the University’s core missions of education, research, and service.  But politicians should not be trying to micro-manage the University.  As a community, we rallied to save Eielson Air Force Base and bring the F-35s to the Interior, and I will continue to rally our community to save UAF.

Supporting our Local Schools

As a parent of two girls in neighborhood schools, education is personal to me.  As a business owner I know that investing in education is the best way to grow our economy.  Alaskan businesses cannot succeed without educated Alaskan to work at them.  I will continue to be a strong voice for Fairbanks schools.

Keeping Our Kids Safe

I was proud to help pass Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law which will ensure students are educated about how to identify and prevent child sexual abuse and teen dating violence.  I am glad that students across the state will learn age appropriate skills to keep themselves safe and learn who they can turn to.  Alaska has a horrific rate of child sexual abuse and domestic violence, and I am glad we took this step to make our children safer.