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Jim Elkins
By Taylor Gregg


April 16, 2007

Hi, my name is Taylor Gregg and I would like to say a few things about Jim Elkins. I met Jim Elkins in 2005 on a trip to Juneau with the Governor s Council on Disabilities & Special Education. I liked him the first time I met him. He told me he supported all issues related to people with disabilities. He agreed to be a co-sponsor of the respectful language bill I wanted to see passed and worked hard to see that happen.

After my first meeting with him he asked me if I wanted to be a guest page on the floor of the House of Representatives. I said yes and was able to do this on my next visit to Juneau. This was a fun experience and I would not have been able to do this without his help.

I visited him several times at the Capitol Building in Juneau. He was always glad to see me and listen to my concerns.

I made him a get well card when I found out he had cancer to let him know he was in my thoughts. I helped him with his campaign when he ran for reelection last year and was disappointed that he did not win.

I will miss him and I send sincere sympathy to his family.

Taylor Gregg
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 16, 2007 - Published April 16, 2007

About: "Taylor Gregg is a graduate of Kayhi and serves on the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education."




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