Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Day 17 of the Legislative Session, 73 Days Remaining

When I entered public office I took the following oath: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alaska, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties as Representative to the best of my ability.”

I am grateful to have these constitutional principles to guide me as I represent you in the Alaska Legislature. Among my duties are to ensure that government is instituted solely for the good of the Alaskan people, we maintain a system of public schools open to all children of the state, our right to keep and bear arms is not infringed upon, and our right to privacy is protected.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Give Thanks Through Giving – Help Desperately Needed by Charities

I wish you many blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope the season finds you and your families well. I wanted to take this opportunity to alert you there is a desperate need for food, warm clothing, and other donations throughout Anchorage and Alaska this Thanksgiving.

The unusually cold weather this year has strained the resources of many of our nonprofit organizations as they provide assistance to needy families and individuals. Many of these organizations are critically low on supplies and your help is needed to make sure that those who are less fortunate are able to have a happy Thanksgiving. Please take a moment to learn about some of the needs that have come to my attention, and about ways you can provide assistance.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Thanking Our Veterans – Your Service Will Not Be Forgotten

Dear Neighbors,

Veterans Day is a time for us to come together and honor the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made in defense of our freedom. Please join me in thanking all veterans and active duty military for their service. We owe a great debt of gratitude to these men and women, many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Winter Driving Safety: Icy Roads Require Extra Caution

Dear Neighbors,

Now that the snow has finally arrived, I thought I would take a moment to remind everyone that we should use extra caution over the next few weeks as we adjust to the new winter driving conditions. I have found the following list of winter driving tips provided by the American Automobile Association to be very informative, and I hope you will take a few moments to read them:

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Recent Crimes Highlight Need for Parking Lot Vigilance

I want to alert you to a disturbing criminal trend happening in the Anchorage area.

It has been reported there are increasing number of robberies where purses and handbags are snatched from individuals in parking lots. Recently, an acquaintance of mine was blindsided by a punch and her wallet was taken in broad daylight in a very busy parking lot. These crimes are happening in situations that normally would be safe. This concerns me.

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Rep. Chris Tuck’s Community Connection: Senate Labor & Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Oil Industry Hiring Practices

As your representative in the Alaska Legislature one of my highest priorities has been to promote local hire in Alaska.

I am excited to report this Thursday, September 8th, the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing in Anchorage to discuss ways to increase the percentage of Alaskans employed in the oil industry.

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