On the campaign trail

It’s been a manic three days. At my first candidate
forum, I was the only candidate talking about the
harbor situation. I was frantically trying to get
some support the next day with a few phone calls, and
doubting I was getting my message out. However, the
next day, we all were talking about it, and again
today we talked about it. So, if I can get the
mayoral candidates talking about it, along with the
the other candidates vying for the 2 assembly seats,
I’ll have achieved what I set out to do. It’s really
fun not running to win, but just running. I feel like
I’m a lot less guarded in what I say. People are
coming up to me and thanking me for informing them on
the situation.

The forum yesterday was the Chamber of Commerce, and
probably one of the most important. One of the former
assembly members called after the meeting and
helpfully told me I had all kinds of Alaska Public
Offices Commission violations going on. I called APOC
and got the straight skinny, then did what I was told
to keep on the straight and narrow. We made the front
page of the newspaper today, complete with what looks
like a pitcher of beer in front of myself and David

Hope to get the boat ready to buy fish this Sunday.
The boat is so freakin big on the trailer it scares
me. It’s going to take some getting used to. And, my
wife told me last night I was not to sell the skiff as
she thought it would be a waste to use the big boat
for short trips hunting and that it would be better to
leave the skiff unattended on anchor than the bigger
boat. What a woman!

Two days in a row with no rain. We even dipped to 30
degrees last night, and it finally feels like deer
hunting time. Doe season opened today, but I don’t
see me hunting till after the election.

Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
for Juneau Assembly, Oct. 2006
Download Campaign Sign at www.GoodSalmon.com

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