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Richard Coose

Candidate for Ketchikan City Council
3 Year Term (3 Seats Open)

October 06, 2020 - Tuesday
Ketchikan Regular Election


Received: September 14, 2020
Published September 15, 2020

My name is Dick Coose, I am a candidate for re-election to a 3-year seat on the Ketchikan City Council.

jpg Dick Coose Candidate for Ketchikan City Council

I am running to continue my service to this community. The City Council works as a team for the citizens of Ketchikan – setting policy, direction, and budgets to provide for the citizens needs and services.

I work very simply – using common sense, facts, fiscal responsibly, and listening to the people.

We must do our best to control the cost of city services.
The city must be citizen and business friendly. We must support our emergency services – police and fire.

My experience has been two terms on the borough assembly, one year with Senator Stedman, several terms on the city council. I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce (a past president), Ketchikan Lions Club, and other community organizations.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management, and a 34-year career (retired) with the US Forest Service.

Three important decisions are ahead of us. All underway and I believe all with positive outcomes and benefits for Ketchikan’s future.

Management of the port – 3 options will be will be clearly presented to the public in the near future, evaluated and the best one selected for Ketchikan’s future. A new lease is being negotiated for the hospital that will be positive for the community. There is a good solution being worked on for the filtration of the city water supply.

There are many opinion’s out there about the right solution for these, your job is to let the council hear from you. The council’s job is to listen, get all the facts, and make the right decision for Ketchikan’s future.

The new fiber optic connection to Prince Rupert is going to be a positive for our community. What possible new businesses may arise from this city asset? Ketchikan needs to promote more businesses and the related jobs to keep our children and families here.

I and my family have been in Ketchikan for the last 4 decades, this is our home. We have great grandchildren attending school here.

As an American, I enjoy freedom and I support Ketchikan. I believe it is the best place in America to be living, raising families, and doing business.

Even with the current challengers of COVID-19 and the loss of the 2020 cruise season, I am very optimistic that Ketchikan will survive and thrive, the same as with several other past setbacks.

I ask for your support in keeping Ketchikan a great place to live.

Please vote Tue. Oct. 6. Thank You



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