Like it or not, the Governor and his cabinet are not going to go into your town and start overriding local elected officials, even if their mandates and policies are blatantly unconstitutional. You elected your mayor, your assembly, your city council. May this pandemic do one thing positive for Alaska, and that is to decrease the apathy and nihilism so many feel regarding local elections.

9.18 > Fixing Local Politics

Jake Libbey
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