Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

Public Input Also Welcome at Constituent Meetings Across Anchorage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017

Juneau – Members of the Alaska Legislature who represent the Anchorage area encourage public participation Saturday during the Anchorage Caucus meeting.  The meeting, which is traditionally held during the legislative session, gives Anchorage area residents the ability to express their views on issues being considered by the Alaska State Legislature.

“We have some monumental decisions in front of us this session about how to respond to the ongoing recession and how to protect the Alaska economy.  Saturday’s Anchorage Caucus meeting is just one of many ways Alaskans can tell us what they want, which will help lawmakers make better and more informed decisions,” said Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), who is one of the Co-Chairs of the Anchorage Caucus.  “This year we are making it easier for Alaskans to speak directly to their Representatives and Senators by having legislators distributed by district throughout the fourth floor.  There will also be an opportunity for Alaskans to document their preferences about how to address our fiscal situation.  In addition to the Anchorage Caucus meeting, many members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition are holding constituent meetings across Anchorage Saturday.  We welcome input and will continue to be open and accountable to the people of Anchorage and the people of Alaska.”

Saturday’s Anchorage Caucus meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO).  The public and media are welcome to attend. 

WHO: Lawmakers representing the Anchorage area
WHAT: Anchorage Caucus meeting
WHERE: Anchorage LIO, 1500 W. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Saturday Constituent Meetings: 

 
Rep. Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage)
When:      Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:     Kincaid Elementary, 4900 Raspberry Road, Anchorage
Guests:                 Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Randy Hoffbeck, Anchorage Assemblymen Eric Croft and Tim Steele, and Anchorage Police Department Lieutenant Josh Nolder will join Rep. Grenn for a community dialogue. The event will also feature the “budget balancing game” conceived by ISER Economist Gunnar Knapp.
 
Reps. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage)
When:      Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:     West High, Room C252, 1700 Hillcrest Drive, Anchorage
Guests:                 Alaska Tax Division Director Ken Alper will join Reps. Claman and Drummond for a conversation with constituents.
 
Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage)
When:                  Saturday, February 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:                 Elim Cafe, 561 W. Dimond Boulevard, Anchorage
 
Reps. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage) and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage)
When:                  Saturday, February 25th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:                 Bartlett High, 1101 Golden Bear Drive, Anchorage
Guests:                 Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) will join Reps. LeDoux and Spohnholz.

 

Constituent Meetings on the Horizon

 
Reps. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage)
When:                  Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:                 Anchorage LIO, 1500 W Benson Boulevard, Anchorage
Guests:                 Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) will join Reps. Josephson and Drummond
 
Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage)
When:                   Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:                 Waffle Rush, 6307 DeBarr Road, Suite A, Anchorage
 
Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage)
When:                  Saturday, March 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:                 Fairview Community Recreation Center, 1121 East 10th Avenue, Anchorage
 
Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage)
When:                  Saturday, March 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:                 Clark Middle School, 150 Bragaw Street, Anchorage
Guests:                 Senator Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) will join Rep. Tarr for a conversation with constituents.

 

For more information, please contact Alaska House Majority Coalition Deputy Press Secretary Drew Cason at (907) 465-6791.

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