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Robert "Gus" Gustafson

Candidate for Ketchikan Borough Assembly 2006
Three-Year Term

September 23, 2006

Robert "Gus" Gustafson

Contact Info
Robert Gustafson
Ph: 907-247-8857
RR 2 Box 33
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

As a community member of Ketchikan Gateway Borough I have come to respect and love our way of life that is lived here in Southeast Alaska. I have worked in many industries right here in Ketchikan to include Tourism, Commercial Fishing, Sport Fishing, Hotel/Bar and Restaurants, Local Government (both elected and employed) and have a limited experience in logging/timber.

In 1994 while enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard I made the choice to come to Ketchikan and found that I loved Ketchikan so much I got out of the military with an Honorable Discharge and stayed.

I have for a number of years sat by and watched the workings of our local Governments and have even been asked to participate by running for office. In 2005 I finally made that choice and ran for a seat in Saxman's local election. My 1st year with Saxman I was made a Legislative Liaison and lobbied for many projects not only of Saxman's but the Borough and City of Ketchikan as well.

I support a strong Education System and Funding of that system, the Electrical Intertie, White Cliff Center, and Veneer Mill (they need 50 million board feet of timber a year), a decent transportation system and Year Round Jobs!!!!

I believe in what the community wants and have never been afraid to ask and listen to what our great community has to say. I believe I have enough experience, fresh ideas and knowledge to best represent our community as a Borough Assembly Member.

Vote for Robert "Gus" Gustafson October 3rd



Attended Culinary Arts School Bangor, Maine 1987 to 1988
Served U.S. Coast Guard 1988 to 1996
American Legion Member Ketchikan Post

Born: Bangor, Maine June 24th, 1971
Tiffany, David, Alicia and Shania

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