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).

Monday, February 09, 2009


All kinds of folks visit my legislative office in Juneau. Many are seeking funds for their program – and it’s usually for a very good cause. Many others come to persuade me to vote “yes” or “no” on a particular bill. All this is good.

But my favorite visitors? Young people who want to learn how the legislative process works (or doesn’t work), and talk to me about their vision for the future of our state and nation. These young people bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and optimism. I wish I had had that opportunity when I was their age.

Today five such future Alaska leaders came to visit me. They were sponsored by the Northern Conference of Young Alaskans. It’s encouraging that our future belongs to them. One of them, Amy Voss, lives just a couple blocks from me in Anchorage – but it was the first time I met her. Amy is studying German and International Relations at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I told her I had lived in Germany a couple years, can actually ask directions in my version of German, and that I have English-German bilingual daughter (Robyn) and grandson (Nathan), and that I enjoy playing sax in Oompah “blasmusik” bands.


Blogger Nancy said...

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