Political Independents in Washington can break the political gridlock and get our country moving again. As an Independent, I will advocate for the best ideas to solve our pressing problems, regardless of their source.
While the oil and gas industry will remain central to Alaska’s economic future, we must diversify our economy, leverage our growing strength in other industries, and fully utilize our greatest asset: the ingenuity and strength of our people.
Corporate and legislative “Leadership” PACs and “dark money” 501(c) “charitable organizations” are flooding unaccountable money into our political system. We need meaningful campaign finance reform to ensure that the voices of average Americans are not drowned out by wealthy special interests.
Alaska has been home to Alaska Natives for more than 10,000 years. Half the federally recognized tribes in the country are in Alaska. I support state and federal recognition of their sovereign governmental status and equitable investment in our rural communities.
Fishing, whether for work or pleasure, is part of what it means to be an Alaskan. As Alaska’s Senator, I will fight to ensure the continued health of our abundant fisheries resources.
Medicare provides cost effective medical coverage for millions of older Americans. I oppose unworkable privatization schemes like that contained in the “Ryan Budget” which is supported by Lisa Murkowski.
The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into Alaska’s economy and providing access to medical care to many of our most vulnerable fellow citizens.
If we want to leave a healthy world for both our children and grandchildren, we must acknowledge climate change both at home and in Congress and take realistic steps to address it. As your senator, I will support increasing the use of clean energy, and I’ll help Alaska’s universities and businesses be leaders in the […]
We must apply military force judiciously, act forcefully when necessary, and make defense spending decisions based on the best interests of the country and those serving in uniform, rather than the best interests of government defense contractors and their lobbyists.
Our present elected representatives have decided that partisan politics is more important than having a functioning government. If we want Congress to work for Alaska and the country, we need to retire our present political leaders and send Independents to Washington.
Securing Alaska’s energy future will require continued support for our critical oil and gas industry and finding new, innovative ways to utilize our abundant renewable energy resources.
Having served in the active and reserve Army for 28 years, I understand the commitment we have made to our military veterans. I will push the Veterans Administration and other federal agencies to meet those promises fully.
Our tax code is antiquated, extremely complicated, and riddled with special interest loopholes. We must elect independent legislators who can work towards modernizing, simplifying, and improving the fairness of our tax system.
We must enforce our immigration laws and enact new, smart immigration laws that advance our national interests.
Our fellow LGBT citizens, like all our citizens, are entitled to equal rights and protection from discrimination.
When a state legalizes the use of cannabis, federal law should not outlaw its use within that state. Alaskans have voted to allow the use of cannabis, but federal law still criminalizes its use. As your next U.S. Senator, I will work to harmonize federal and state law. Rescheduling cannabis from a federal Schedule I […]
As a believer in individual rights and in limiting the reach of government into our private lives, I support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions.
As a longtime gun owner, I support our Second Amendment rights. Consistent with Second Amendment and due process rights, we should consider commonsense gun safety measures that can help reduce our high gun injury and death rates.
We must rationalize, clarify, and narrow out-of-control federal criminal laws and take smart steps to reduce mass incarceration.
Public Education As a parent, former professor, and employer, I know how important education is to the success of our state and each of our citizens. Alaska’s constitution requires the Legislature to maintain a system of public schools open to all children of the State, and establishes the University of Alaska as our state university. […]