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).

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Like millions of others this New Year’s Day 2009, I watched the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on television. I was thrilled to see our history making float “Celebrating Alaska — Spirit of the Wild” a tribute to Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood.” 80,000 people will line the parade route, and more than 40 million on television will see Alaska’s float. Congratulations to everyone who made Alaska’s first-time entry in the parade and float possible.

Here’s a trivia question and answer. What Alaska legislator used to march in that parade? Answer: Bob Lynn. Me, myself, and I – that’s who! When I was a kid (a very long long time ago) I marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade six times, as a member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Boy’s Band. Five of those times, I played alto sax. One time I carried and beat on a humongous bass drum – probably what’s wrong with my bactoday. Now you know. But so what?

Happy New Year everyone! The future looks good.


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