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Vote Stedman & Finkenbinder

By Gary Paxton


October 23, 2016
Sunday PM

Bert Stedman, not unlike Dick Eliason and Ben Grussendorf for Sitka, has been a statesman for our great state. He has always put the state, SE Regoin, and Ketchikan ahead of any political concerns. At this time, when our state has such complex and difficult decisions to make, Bert is exactly the kind of legislator we need and he needs all the help he can get.

Sheila Finkenbinder is just what Bert and our state needs to confront and help solve the challenges Alaska is facing. She has been a strong advocate for small business, has been a business owner, and knows what it takes to make payroll and pay the bills. She has worked in Juneau under former Representative Wilson. She is experienced, confident, independent, and tough enough to do what is right for Alaska, SE Alaska, and the District she would serve. To confront our current challenges, legislators need life experience in the work force, political arena, and solving real problems to get the job done. Once again, Sheila is such a person.

Sheila and Bert will be a great team in Juneau for the District, for SE Alaska, and for our great state.


Gary Paxton
Sitka, Alaska

Received October 20, 2016 - Published October 23, 2016

About: Former Ketchikan Borough Manager
Former Sitka City Administrator
Former DOT SE Region Director

Editor's Note:

Sheila Finkenbinder, a Republican, is a Candidate for State House, District 35. Also running for re-election to House District 35 is Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a Democrat.

Bert Stedman is running unopposed for Alaska State Senate District R, Southeast Islands


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