Anchorage has been through a lot this year, but her people are strong and many who have never before gotten involved have stepped up to the plate to express their concerns and participate in the public process.

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of those who participated in making Anchorage a stronger, safer, and more just community.

The many concerns you have shared with me are fair, and I have heard you. You have told me that the municipality’s policies have crushed businesses, education and lives. Some have expressed concerns we’ve opened up too fast, or shut down too quickly, that we’re killing our children’s education, or that we’re killing our frail and elderly.

Today, we learned that the municipality is once again locking down our city – for an entire month. The impacts will be undeniably hard for those who do not have the good fortune to work for government or work from home. This is a devastating turn of events, of course.

We’re not done, not defeated, and I remain undaunted.

We also learned that the ill-conceived plan to buy buildings for use as homeless shelters and services for the chronically addicted is, as many of you have written to me, are going to cost the municipality much more than the $22 million of CARES Act monies set aside for that use. One building – the Alaska Club on Tudor Road – was taken off the plan after our acting mayor determined it to be too expensive.

Finally, we learned late today that the Assembly’s chair and vice chair are asking the federal government to come in and rescue the Anchorage economy from the bad decisions made by the Assembly, acting mayor, and former mayor, who spent tens of millions of CARES Act dollars on trials, buildings and vagrant services, instead of directing aid to families and businesses.
Our government will never be perfect, but we have witnessed unnecessary misfortune and hardship in our community as a result of government actions. Some of these hardships will be felt for generations.

We’re not done, not defeated, and I remain undaunted. I hope you remain undaunted, too. I will continue to fight for you and your family. I give you my word.

This Thanksgiving, we remember how important the fabric of our families and our communities are to us, and we’re grateful for living in this flawed-but-free country. Let’s grant ourselves the time to enjoy our families and friends, and connect with those who we hold most close to our hearts.

We will continue to stand up for what is right, and I’ll be right here, ready to defend our rights and our way of life that we hold so dear.

Even though it’s a year we wish would end, we are grateful for God’s grace in our lives, and I wish you a warm, loving and memorable Thanksgiving.

God bless you and your family.

Jamie Allard is a member of the Anchorage Assembly.

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Assemblywoman Allard urges Anchorage to keep fighting

Jamie Allard
Jamie Allard is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the Eagle River area. She assumed office in January of 2023 and her current term ends in 2025. Prior to serving in the State Legislature, she was a conservative voice on the Anchorage Assembly from 2020 to 2023.


  • Steve Peterson says:

    May God bless and strengthen you!

  • Bill Allen says:

    I love how you good Christians refer to them as vagrants.
    “the bad decisions made by the Assembly, acting mayor, and former mayor, who spent tens of millions of CARES Act dollars on trials, buildings and vagrant services,”
    They’re not human beings, they’re vagrants.
    You see Jamie Allard, you see Joel Davidson, how am I supposed to take you seriously as people who are dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ, if can’t even refer to your fellow human beings in a compassionate and empathic way other than than referring to them as vagrants ?
    Boy, I hope you never lose your way and end up on the streets homeless and hungry and the target of good christians like Joel Davidson and Jamie Allard. God help you, because with friends like Jamie and Joel, who needs enemies, right ?


    At least try to be decent human beings, eh ? You don’t have to be perfect, just try to be decent. Not evil.
    God knows that you fucking people are evil.

    • Shara Kelly says:

      Are you serious? That’s the only thing you could focus on was the one swear word used? Why did you even bother to comment at all? Clearly your some kind of narcissist or something if you feel the need to scold another adult in the public eye….you need some way to make yourself feel superior. Which does kinda make sense though because you obviously don’t recognize a passionate person. Stop picking other people apart and go work on yourself or something because that’s where the issue truly lies… not with the one swear word someone used because they obviously really mean what they say. Stop taking offense and grow up. It’s not always about YOU.

    • Theresa says:

      From Merriam-Webster:

      Definition of vagrant (Entry 1 of 2)
      1a : one who has no established residence and wanders idly from place to place without lawful or visible means of support

      b : one (such as a prostitute or drunkard) whose conduct constitutes statutory vagrancy

      …hardly a derogatory, un-Christian term.

    • David Stanfield says:

      Please review the definition of the word. While it may sound a little harsh, it is in fact correctly used. I find it interesting the things the left uses to claim Christians are being hateful (while you wish starvation on them, and curse them) are often a smoke screen for their own hate (wishing harm, cursing, you know the stuff you did).

    • Rhonda Stark says:

      Definition of vagrant – a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.
      New Oxford American Dictionary
      We use descriptive titles for all sorts of ‘human beings’. Police, firemen/women/personnel, medical professionals, race car drivers, lawbreakers, vandals, bus drivers, retirees, gainfully employed, students, teachers, etc etc. Yes vagrants are human beings but also vagrants. I don’t see the problem.

  • FedUP says:

    “Republican” politicians allowed our voting system to be corrupted. Now it is counted by dominion software that is proven fraudulent, and assisted by mail in ballots that they stood by and allowed any verification to be stripped from them.

    Elections are no longer able to reform the system, the leftist tyranny in Anchorage is a preview for the rest of Alaska soon. So no I am not going to remember some bullsh!t about community or other platitudes, that community has let me down. The 2A is pointless if the population is too cowardly to use it, and now it’s too late.

    Enjoy your descent into commietardism, I’m getting the hell out of dodge.

    • Punahele says:

      Where are you going to go….it seems as if the whole country is spiraling downward….why not stay here and try to reverse the damage done…..I hope you will…I give you one good thing about Alaska, it is not geographically connected to the lower 48….and a little more difficult to access… and I don’t know why, but that seems like a good thing in these days. What happened here, can happen to every other State in the Union…what do you think?

  • Shane says:

    Mrs. Allard,
    State Supreme Court law and presidence was established in the case presented in Michigan against Governor Whitmer 7-0 Govenor Whitmer
    ‘s mandates were all violations against the civil liberties and constitutional rights and the Bill of rights of the people of Michigan and will fallow in the same outcome in Alaska State Supreme Court once it is filed in the state Supreme court and it must be filed in the supreme court. Case law and presidence has already been set in the US Supreme court in this matter that’s why the ruling was 7-0 for the plaintiffs in Michigan. Attorney Kathern Henry and her staff together with a private investigator who is a friend wrote the argument that was used in Michigan State Supreme court this same investigator compared word for word Alaskas state constitution and this ruling applies for the people of Alaska also. Want to right an egregious wrong drop me a note. Happy Thanksgiving

  • Theresa says:

    Thank you for this message!

    I sincerely hope that small businesses have formed a united front to meet this latest assault.

    Communism must be fought on every front!

    • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

      These poor business owners still have to pay the full amount of Municipality fees and taxes, even when they are forcibly shut down by government employees who, by the way, are still being paid by these same fees and taxes. I asked one friend that owns a business why they were all still paying these things instead of refusing to do so and she told me that they would then loose their licenses, some of which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. If all, or a substantial, portions of business owners organized a tax revolt together and stopped paying the city, maybe then these petty tyrants would listen. Hit them where it hurts; in the pocketbook! I guarantee that when city worker start losing THEIR jobs, things will change.


    Amen, sister!