Letter: District 29, 31 Republicans endorse Pierce

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:49pm
  • Opinion

District 29, 31 Republicans endorse Pierce

Districts 29 and 31 of the Alaska Republican Party announce that they endorse Charlie Pierce for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor.

This endorsement is based on a candidate survey sent to both candidates to ascertain their core beliefs and guiding principles. The survey was intended to inform voters on issues that will affect, or may come before the responsibilities of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Answers that Mr. Pierce provided on the survey were in alignment with the Alaska Republican Party’s Mission Statement and Platform. Ms. Hutchings declined to complete the survey.

Mr. Pierce has pledged to pursue fiscally-sound, common sense solutions on challenges facing the KPB &Alaska. He also pledges to enforce ethical conduct, integrity, transparency and accountability.

Notably, Proposition 3, a $5 million upgrade of the current Borough building’s HVAC system, is an example of Mr. Pierce’s fiscal responsibility. While his opponent favored the expenditure, Mr. Pierce identified viable alternatives and solutions that would save taxpayers $1 million. Voters agreed with Mr. Pierce and opposed the measure.

This election is critical to the future of the Kenai Borough. We encourage you to vote on Oct. 24 for Charlie Pierce for Borough Mayor.

District 29 covers the areas of Nikiski, Salamatof, Sterling, Mackey Lake, Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, Seward, Bear Creek, Hope and parts of Funny River.

District 31 covers the areas of Homer, Anchor Point, Kasilof, Ninilchik, Kachemak, Fox River, Diamond Ridge and parts of Funny River.

Mike Tauriainen, District 29 ARP Chairman

Jon Faulkner, District 31 ARP Chairman

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