We have confidence in Wayne Ogle

We have confidence in Wayne Ogle

What causes a person to offer themselves up to endless public criticism and a thankless job? Gain? Fame? Notoriety? For some, it’s the inherent desire to serve and improve their community. We are thankful there are still proven public servants like Wayne Ogle who are running for political office.

Wayne and his wife Helen are well educated and have a vast amount of experience in life yet have chosen to live humbly in this community. They don’t live in a mansion, but rather a modest, relatively small house on a quiet street. Their first involvement in local politics was because of neighbors in their community who were alarmed by the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s attempt to further restrict owners of land with the anadromous streams protection ordinance. Wayne’s property wasn’t affected by this ordinance but his community was, so they got involved.

Through this involvement, Wayne demonstrated his leadership, devotion and skill, and his community neighbors asked Wayne to consider running for the Nikiski assembly seat. Wayne ran and was elected in 2013 and reelected in 2016. In 2017, he was elected by his peers to be the president of the assembly. He has demonstrated his utmost commitment to learning about this community and its needs so he can knowledgeably make decisions. Wayne attends most if not all of Nikiski’s Service Board Meetings (NPRSA, NSSA, NFSA, RSA), is on several task forces (marijuana, gravel pit, AK LNG PAC, etc.) and regularly attends other meetings that help him better understand the issues. He doesn’t just attend these meetings, he interacts. Wayne does his utmost to not make a decision that affects others without first thoroughly learning the issues, always listening to the points of view of those involved.

Last year, Wayne and Helen purchased an RV with expectations that they would be able to relax and explore more of their beloved state this summer. Instead, following the unexpected announcement of Mike Chenault to not run again, Wayne’s neighbors in Nikiski implored him to run, confident that he would be the best to represent them in the house. Ever the servant, Wayne agreed to run to represent the communities of this district. His emphasis and desire has always been to give back to this community and he has done so magnificently through his service as a KPB assembly member.

We are confident that Wayne will well represent Nikiski and all the people of State House District 29.

We’re thankful that there is a candidate we can fully support and stand behind. Wayne Ogle is the proven and experienced candidate we trust to best represent our interests in Juneau.

Paul and Suzette Huber

Nikiski

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