As a lifelong Alaskan, with 40 years calling Kodiak home, I would like to say how pleased I am that we have so many candidates willing to represent our district in Juneau. It takes a selfless spirit to be willing to represent your community as an elected official, and I admire each candidate for that.
I would like to encourage you to vote for Carol Austerman. Carol and I grew up here and attended Kodiak High School together. As KHS seniors, we traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Close Up program. This trip, along with the political service of her father, Alan Austerman, inspired her to go back to D.C. after graduation to work as an intern, and continue learning government service. She returned to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and earned a degree in political science.
Carol puts a great deal of her energy into supporting our community. She works hard as an elected official and is active in Kodiak's business community. Carol is an advocate for kids and Kodiak schools. A strong leader for us at the borough level, she is prepared to represent Kodiak interests at the state level.
Please join me in voting for Carol Austerman for State House.