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, January 04, 2010


I believe in public safety. Mine. Yours. Everybody’s. That’s why I’m such a strong supporter of firemen and cops. All kinds of issues are important, including budgets. But unless we survive medical emergencies, fire, and crime – none of those issues mean a thing, because we won’t be around to debate them, or to vote.

Public safety requires state-of-the-art equipment: fire trucks, ambulances, cop cars, communications, and all the other good stuff it takes to make meaningful the public safety mission, like keeping the doors open for business. Likewise, public safety means keeping our fire and police academies populated with top caliber men and women – and keeping high the morale of our current fire and police workforce.

That requires leadership from the governor, the legislature, the mayors, department heads, down to the least ranking supervisory individual. Leadership includes action that puts public safety at the top of the budget “must haves.”

Again, first we survive – then we cuss and discuss everything else. Same same for our military. When public safety servants put their lives on the line, morale must accompany them.


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