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, October 21, 2007


The following is a copy of my Letter to the Editor to the Anchorage Daily News E-mailed to the paper today. It's a challenge plus a summary of the remarks I made on the House floor on October 18th (See Oct 18 Blog).
From: Representative Bob Lynn, House District 31

To: Letters to the Editor, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

Dear Editor:

We’re in Special Legislative Session because the Foundation of Trust between the good people of Alaska, and the folks they elect to public office, has been damaged. If someone thinks we shouldn’t meddle again so soon with oil taxes, blame those indicted or convicted, VECO executives who plead guilty to bribery, and other wrongdoers involved. Legislators in Special Session are the “fix-up crew.”

Step One for repairing the Foundation of Trust started when Alaska elected a governor we could trust. Note: Trust and agreement aren’t always the same

Step Two in repairing trust was passage of HB109, our governor’s ethics bill.

Step Three is our Special Session taking another look at oil taxes and other PPT issues, without taint of bribery, real or perceived. Alaska’s at a turning point economically and politically. Straightforward negotiation can bring about economic results needed both by producers and Alaska’s best interests.

Step Four is a bi-partisan effort to continue improving ethics legislation and eliminating political corruption, without one party seeking political advantage by finger pointing, or pushing an agenda to win next year’s election. I challenge both Democrats and Republicans to make this happen. Alaskans working together must win our battle against corruption - not one party over the other. It’s a privilege to be one small part of the process, on the Republican side of the aisle.


State Representative
Alaska House District 31


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen>>>> enough said.

9:02 PM  

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