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Vote Sid Hartley for Ketchikan Borough Mayor

By X??unei Lance Twitchell


August 27, 2019
Tuesday AM

Dear Ketchikan Community, 

I am writing to endorse Sid Hartley for Ketchikan Borough Mayor. I trust her leadership completely, and feel she is by far the greatest candidate for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. She brings with her great patience, genuine interest to listen to people, an ability to find the middle ground between groups with differing interests, and a mindset that is inclusive and holistic. In this era of American politics, where issues are decided by the intentions of large special interest groups and political alliances, Alaska is in need of leadership that will take a close look at the issues before making a decision. Ms. Hartley is exactly the candidate that our state needs, and will bring good things to Ketchikan, especially in terms of sustainable tourism decisions, embracing language revitalization at a community level, protecting the stability and safety of schools, and making stronger moves to ensure environmental protection without harming the economy. 

I have known Sid Hartley for several years as an instructor and mentor, and have always felt she was ready for community and state leadership at the highest levels. After talking with her at length about her campaign and vision for the Ketchikan Borough, I am convinced that she is the right choice for leadership in the area. My hope is that you can also see her excellent leadership qualities, and how much she will benefit the borough and our state. She is the right choice for this election, and will work with the people to make Ketchikan a safer and stronger place that has more respect and participation of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples. 

I encourage you to make the right choice, and raise your hand for Sid Hartley. Du saayí áwé kanag?éex?! Du tundatáani áwé yak?éi ?a du toowú litseen! Vote for her! She has good thoughts and courage! 


X??unei Lance Twitchell
Ketchikan, Alaska





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Received August 21, 2019 - Published August 27, 2019

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