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The People’s Representative: Dan Ortiz

By Evan Wick

November 02, 2018
Friday AM

I have known Representative Ortiz for fourteen years. He is a dedicated teacher, coach, mentor and state representative.

The last four years Rep. Ortiz has worked hard in our state legislature to be the representative that Southern Southeast Alaska needs. He has consistently worked hard to keep you and me, his constituents, up to date on issues, proposals and deals that face our state and region. Few elected officials have put forth the effort that Rep. Ortiz has in communicating and meeting with members from his district and hearing all ideas that citizens have.

Over the past few years, Rep. Ortiz has not gotten bogged down in the typical legislative atmosphere of party politics and unfair games. This behavior, unlike that of most politicians has allowed Rep. Ortiz to develop relationships, build trust and bring positive changes to District 36.

My experiences with Rep. Ortiz allows me to testify that he is someone who will focus on issues, his constituents and the idea of not toeing a party line or voting one way or another to stay in a party’s good standing. Rep. Ortiz is the only candidate running in District 36 that will not put a political party before his district needs.

While I am a registered republican, I believe in voting based on my district’s needs and authentic character, and that is why I voted for Ortiz in 2014, 2016 and why I will be voting for him in 2018. I hope you will join me in doing the same come election day.

Evan Wick
Ketchikan High School Graduate
BA – English Communications, Fort Lewis College
Ketchikan, Alaska



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Received October 26, 2018 - Published November 02, 2018

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