Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Sunday, November 14, 2004

His Pledge versus My Pledge:

Mayor Mark Begich sent a pledge to state representatives to be signed to indicate they would approve funds to make major repairs at the intersextion of Tudor and Lake Otis, in Anchorage. He said he would put an ad in the Anchorage Daioly News to indicate which representatives did and did not sign the pledge. This came in the middle of the general election campaign, and was seen by many as an election ploy. I did NOT sign the pledge.

I decided what was "good for the goose was good for the gander," so I sent Mayor begich a pledge of my own. Wonder of wonders, Mayor Begich signed it. A newspaper reporter asked me why he \signed my pledge, but I didn't sign his. Iresponded, "Because my pledge was better than his pledge"!
November 14, 2004

The Honorable Mark Begich
Anchorage City Hall
632 West 6th Avenue Suite 840
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6650

Dear Mayor Begich:

Many of my constituents are concerned about the traffic congestion at the Tudor and Lake Otis intersection. They are also burdened with very high homeowner property taxes. I share these concerns, and believe you do too. As Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage, I believe our constituents would be encouraged if you sign the pledge below, and mail it back to my office. I will make every effort to let my constituents know where you stand on these important issues, as evidenced by your signature on the pledge.

Public Pledge

I. Mark Begich, Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage, do hereby pledge:

1. To publicly endorse extending Bragaw Street to help relieve traffic congestion at the Tudor and Lake Otis intersection.

2. To use any additional funds the legislature may add, in future sessions, to municipal revenue sharing to lower homeowner property taxes.

(signed ) Mark Begich

Thank you,

Bob Lynn

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