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Vote Ed Plute for Mayor
By Don Hoff Jr.


October 02, 2006

I believe that Ed Plute is a hard working blue collar worker running for Ketchikan City Mayor. I would encourage all the people that are tired of paying off all the Bond debts and sale tax increases to vote for Ed Plute!

Don't vote for incumbent Mayor Bob Weinstien, he is representing big business. Mayor Weinstein is more concerned with building docks for the tourist industries, ship yard, timber, fishing and hospital at tax payer expense. Big business won't invest their money but they will suck you dry if they can and hide behind the Economic Development shield. Examples: Private interests want you to spend $315 plus boon doggle bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island, Consolidation and Annexation- so private interests can suck them dry too for services they will never receive in their life time. Sales tax, hotel tax, tourist tax, White Cliff tax, when is it going to stop? Vote out Mayor Weinstein and City Council people that support big business and are taxing you right to the poor house. You can't afford them anymore.

I believe Ed Plute is more concerned with the traditional roles that local government should provide the basic needs of any community; Police and Fire protection, water and sewer, Recreation, fixing pot holes in the existing roads and keeping local taxes working in Ketchikan only.

It is going to take the Democratic Party, Independent Party, Green Party, Non-Partisan Party, Local Unions working together to vote Ed Plute in as Mayor of Ketchikan and vote out the incumbents in this next election. Time for positive change in Local Government.

In closing, I applaud and thank Mr. Ed Plute for standing up for what he believes in. It takes a lot guts to run for Mayor in Ketchikan. Lastly, I would like to see the Alaskan Native vote support Mr. Ed Plute because it would be the right thing to do. This is my opinion.

Gunalcheesh, ho ho

Don Hoff Jr. aka Aan Kadax Tseen
Hixson, TN - USA

Received October 02, 2006 - Published October 02, 2006

About: ""Past City Councilman and Vice Mayor - City of Ketchikan; Past Board of Director - Ketchikan Public Utilities; Past O.S.H.A. Review Boardmember - State of Alaska; Past I.R.A. Councilman - Ketchikan Indian Community. Tongass Tribe member of the Gaanax adi Clan, Yei l Hit (Raven House). "





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