NEWS: Members of Coalition Leadership are Coming to Fairbanks for a Townhall

NEWS: Members of Coalition Leadership are Coming to Fairbanks for a Townhall

Rep. Wool Sponsors Townhall With Special Guests Reps. Edgmon, Stutes, and Josephson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2017

Fairbanks – The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives will join Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) for a legislative townhall in Fairbanks on Sunday, October 8th. The townhall will also include Majority Whip Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) and House Resources Committee Co-Chair Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage).

“I think it’s important for people in Fairbanks to hear from other legislators, especially those in leadership positions, and for legislators to hear from different people around the state. Not everyone can fly to Juneau, so I invited key members of the House to join me for a townhall on Sunday,” said Rep. Wool. “If you want to join a discussion on fiscal and public safety challenges, as well as natural resources, wolf control, and fisheries habitat, please join us Sunday.”

“As lawmakers prepare for yet another special session they need to hear directly from you,” said Speaker Edgmon. “During the upcoming debate about additional reforms to our criminal justice system, our Coalition will work diligently to ensure law enforcement agencies, the courts, and the corrections system have the resources needed for Alaskans to feel safe in our homes and businesses.”

“We can make changes, tweaks, or modifications to our criminal justice statutes till the cows come home but it won’t matter if there is not enough money to put Troopers on the roads, cops on the beat, and prosecutors in courtrooms,” said Rep. Josephson. “Already, cuts to state prosecutors have resulted in around 7,000 fewer prosecutions. Arresting more people when we are already passing up prosecutable cases won’t make Alaskans any safer, which is why my colleagues in the Alaska House Majority Coalition and I are advocating for a comprehensive fiscal plan. Without such a plan we continue to see the degradation of the ability to protect public safety in Alaska.”

Sunday’s townhall meeting is open to the public and will include time for questions and answers.

The 30th Alaska State Legislature will go into a Fourth Special Session on Monday, October 23rd.

WHO: Rep. Adam Wool, Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, Majority Whip Louise Stutes, and Resources Committee Co-Chair Rep. Andy Josephson
WHAT: Townhall meeting to discuss legislative issues
WHERE: Pike’s Landing, 4438 Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017

For more information, please contact Ashley Strauch in Rep. Wool’s office at (907) 452-6084.

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Rep. ADAM WOOL

STAFF:
Laura Stidolph
+1 (907) 465-6879
Laura.Stidolph@akleg.gov
Transportation Cmte Aide
Rob Earl
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Energy Cmte Aide
Ashley Strauch
+1 (907) 452-6084
Ashley.Strauch@akleg.gov
Legislative Aide

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 412 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 (907) 465-4976
FAX: +1 (907) 465-3883
Email: rep.adam.wool@akleg.gov

Fairbanks: May-December

Address: 1292 Sadler Way, Room 324
                 Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: +1 907 452-6084
Email: rep.adam.wool@akleg.gov