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Recall of Kyle Johannsen
By Trapper Bishop


May 31, 2011

I would like to take a moment to voice my opinion on the recall campaign of Kyle Johannsen. I was recently asked by someone, "Where do you stand on the recall of Kyle Johannsen?" I said to this person, "I strongly favor it." She said, "Really? I think District 1 Republican's campaign for recall is just a waste of time."

But let me say what I said in response to this constituent. I think if you are put in position as House Majority leader, but then you give up that post for some miniscule caucus, you put you constituents at risk. I don't normally like to use the excuse of seniority as a reason to vote in or vote out someone out of office, but like many Alaskans, I also look at the integrity of our public officials.

And to those who are reading this post who may have doubts about the recall, just look at Kyle Johannsen's record to help clear up those doubts, and whether he can continue to be effective, especially when he now has only one committee assignment.

I trust the residents of House District 1 to cast the right judgements, regardless if you agree or disagree on my position.

Trapper Bishop
Ketchikan, AK

About: Trapper Bishop is the Assistant Secretary of District 1 Republicans

Received May 30, 2011 - Published May 31, 2011


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