With national politics being so explosive, it’s easy to think all politics are oppositional in nature. However, in Alaska and in our Southeast District 33 I can’t bring myself to think that way. The candidates running to represent this district are our neighbors and friends, if we don’t know them personally we know someone who does. This can make it harder to decide who to vote for, but for me it comes down to trust. I trust Sara Hannan.
Hannan is a lifelong public servant dedicated to serving her community and this is important to me. She is not just running for office, she’s is running to serve. I trust her to stick to the values she’s campaigning for and to be transparent in her decision making. Sara will always support a woman’s right to make decisions for herself, and know that those decisions occur in every facet of a person’s life. I trust Hannan to being inclusive in her representation of our district, knowing she’ll make sure all people are invited to the table and all voices are heard, not just the loudest ones. She has a gift of leading with strength and kindness that ensures even the quietest voices are heard. Her confidence is infectious and she is focused on solutions. With her leadership I believe we can move Alaska forward with innovation. I trust Hanan to be a thoughtful and compassionate leader for our district and hope you’ll vote for her too.
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