Assembly member and legislative candidate Jerry Nankervis chairs a public safety committee meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Assembly member and legislative candidate Jerry Nankervis chairs a public safety committee meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Vote Nankervis (but at least vote)

My Uncle Frank was a submariner during World War II. He often opined that the sacrifices of those who have died for our freedoms obligate us to participate in democracy and honor those freedoms. Not voting fails to honor our freedoms and it encourages their erosion. Voting is the exercise of rule-by-the-people, lest the vocal minority control the silent majority.

I encourage the silent majority to support Jerry Nankervis for state House.

Nankervis will focus on things we used to take for granted: security in our homes and safety on our streets. Nankervis served our community as a police officer. Who better to understand public safety and what must be done to restore law and order?

Nankervis has also served with distinction as Deputy Mayor on the Juneau Assembly, so he is skilled at law-making and knows the issues important to our community. He has supported education and is a strong believer in free enterprise – the belief that every person should have the opportunity to succeed. Nankervis treats people with respect and instills trust. He’s upbeat, approachable, decisive, a good listener, and because he is so principled, he is a force to be reckoned with. The latter is necessary to effectively represent our shrinking Southeast population in the state legislature.

Vote! And when you exercise this most basic freedom and privilege, I hope you will vote for Nankervis for state House representative.

Frank Bergstrom,

Juneau


My Turns and Letters to the Editor represent the view of the author, not the view of the Juneau Empire.


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