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By Gerry Knasiak


November 01, 2010
Monday PM

I am delighted about his ability to articulate his views and ideas so clearly. Who, you might ask? I’m writing about and voting for Ottar Mobley because although his campaign has been focused on energy, economics and education his interests and certainly his knowledge go well beyond them. All this became apparent when I had the good fortune meeting him on his first visit to Ketchikan after declaring himself a candidate for the seat now occupied by Kyle Johansen who had run unopposed in ‘06 and ‘08.

Living in this district Otto is aware and interested in all the issues that affect his district. As an archeologist running his own resource management business he has a wealth of knowledge and experience about all the resources here. He has some good ideas about sustainable energy possibilities. Otto also has an intelligent grasp on the economic history of this area as well as an acute awareness of the social problems that need more attention such as domestic abuse and sexual assault. He believes that No Child Left Behind needs a closer examination and that more attention should also be focused on the student drop out rate. He feels very fortunate that he had the opportunity to earn advanced degrees and believes similar opportunities should be available to more students. His attention and work is "on he ground and hands on". The contacts with his constituents would always be on-going.

Lastly and certainly not least of all, Ottar has a passion for the work he does addressing the issues that affect us all which really is a reflection of the passion he has for his district and for Alaska.

Please join me by casting your vote for OTTAR MOBLEY, District 1 representative. His will be our voice in Juneau!

Gerry Knasiak
Ketchikan, AK


Received October 30, 2010 - Published November 01, 2010



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