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Hi. My name is Sam Cason, or more properly perhaps, Samuel W. Cason, esq. I am running for Alaska State Senate Seat K, made up of House Districts 21 and 22 in West Anchorage.

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There is gridlock in Juneau. The partisan politics of the current State Senate have prevented it from taking effective action to address our future other than by spending our savings accounts. Since I was old enough to be aware of politics, I have had the ambition of becoming a member of the Alaska Legislature.

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There is a more complete description of my history under the "About" tab

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We need two things in Juneau now that we aren’t getting from our current Senate majority: fiscal responsibility and effective management.  The first requires we apply sound economic principles to our public institutions.  The second requires understanding that none of these systems operate in isolation.  Fiscal responsibility and effective management can guide Alaska to a secure future, with opportunities for our kids and our State to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world. We have great opportunities, and as a lifelong Alaskan, I still believe we should look “North to the Future”

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Well sort of. I have not been elected to political office, but I was elected to the Board of Directors of Chugach Electric in 2003. That experience led to an interest in public utilities, and seeking my job as an Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy (Public Advocate). When I was a kid, I was the first Junior to be Student Body President of Homer High School, and the following year my classmates elected me President of the Class of ‘78.

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I was also the President of the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Board of Directors. During my tenure we sold the building we had been in for twenty years and bought a much larger facility. I am proud of the remarkable fact that we were able to coordinate and structure our sales transaction so that we did not need bridge financing guarantees to conduct the purchase. By avoiding the interim financing, we saved many thousands of dollars in fees, costs and interest. I cannot claim sole credit for that achievement, it took the coordinated efforts of a lot of talented people of goodwill working together. And that is the point I really would like to make: one person does not have the votes to change things in Juneau. But I will take a proven history of being able to

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Hah! Now that is a dangerous question! I love to talk story and reminisce about old time Alaska. Trying to answer that question could easily distract me for days...