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List of candidates I believe will help Ketchikan grow and thrive

By  Susan Dotson


September 28, 2022

Editor, SitNews

I was born here in Ketchikan over 66 years ago, I have lived my life here, and now as a senior, I have watched my hometown being torn apart by division across many social issues. I have watched my hometown go from being prosperous in timber, mining, and fishing industries to relying more on government jobs and handouts.

It is time for people to unite and debate honestly on how to fix our town and help us grow into a thriving city. My Mom Irene Dotson worked as an OB nurse in the old hospital and helped deliver many babies who still live in Ketchikan. My Dad, Red Dotson, helped to build the tunnel we all drive through daily; he worked on the Alaska Marine Highway for 28 years before he retired. They both discovered Dotson Ridge in Kendrick Bay on POW, which with pro-development people in the office, will be the biggest Rare Earth mine in the world. If they were alive today, they would both be very upset about what Ketchikan has become.

I have researched all local candidates and come up with an endorsement list for the candidates I believe will help Ketchikan grow and thrive. I think they will protect not only our town but our children.

- Rodney Dial for Ketchikan Borough Mayor 
- Joshua Titus for Ketchikan Borough Assembly 
- Glen Thompson for Ketchikan Borough Assembly 
- Robb Arnold for Ketchikan School Board 
- Melissa O'Brien for Ketchikan School Board 
- Dion Booth for Ketchikan City Council 3-Year Term 
- Kevin Kristovich for Ketchikan City Council 3-Year Term  

 Susan Dotson
Ketchikan, Alaska




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Received September 27, 2022 - Published September 28 2022

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