Dear Alaskans,

I believe it’s time for new leadership in Alaska ­ common­sense leadership that is committed to protecting the promise of Alaska, not squandering our future with extreme policies. That’s why I am running for Governor. Protecting the promise of Alaska means preparing every Alaskan for the jobs of tomorrow, not laying off teachers and using your public tax dollars to fund private schools.

Alaska is at a crossroads, and this next election will impact our state’s future for generations to come. We cannot continue to embrace short­sighted, extreme politics. These policies have led us to record budget deficits, shortchanged our public education system into a state of crisis, threatened the solvency of the Permanent Fund, and turned a deaf ear to the needs of every­day Alaskans.