Letter to the Editor: In support of Paul Seaton

Those of us who live on the Southern Kenai Peninsula are fortunate to have Paul Seaton as our State House Representative. Regardless of whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or something else, and particularly during these times of our demanding budget problems, having a well-informed, financially experienced and proven problem-solver to represent us are at the top of our “we need” list, and Paul is that in spades.

Talk to Paul for 10 minutes about our state finances and our budget challenges, and you will know you are speaking to the person who has the knowledge and experience to tackle these challenges. Paul has a proven track record of working with both Democrats and Republicans to address our state fiscal crisis. From where I sit, there don’t seem to be any easy solutions, and anyone who says there are, likely doesn’t understand the nature and severity of our financial challenges.

Paul has worked effectively to simultaneously save our PFD, forward fund education and pay for critical government services while at the same time striving towards establishing a balanced budget. If you’re undecided about Paul, I encourage you to do two things: 1) Visit Pauls’s website and read his positions and what he’s accomplished and 2) call Paul, talk to him and ask questions about the state budget and our financial challenges.

I think you’ll find Paul to be exceedingly accessible and impressively well-informed.

— Taz Tally, Southern Kenai Peninsula

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