Rep. Chris Tuck

Rep. Chris Tuck
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  November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to All of You

Dear Neighbors,

In the last year, we have had many new people participate in the public process and I want to thank you for your time and support as we work together during these tough times.  This gives me hope for our future.  These are challenging times and I am grateful to see new faces get involved.  Thank you for your participation.

New Majority to Focus on Fiscal Crisis

The size and scope of the fiscal problems facing Alaska have spurred a dedicated group of Republicans, Democrats and Independents to come together and put aside party labels in order to work toward a fair and lasting solution.

Rep. Chris Tuck, seated at far left, answers questions from the press with other members of the new House Majority.
Rep. Chris Tuck, seated at far left, answers questions from the press with other members of the new House Majority.

I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve as House Majority Leader of this new coalition.  As Minority Leader during the last session I joined in calling for a “caucus of the whole,” in which all Legislators were asked to set aside political differences and focus on working together towards fixing our fiscal problems.

The subsequent lack of action showed that change was badly needed.  Our new coalition has united in a historic effort to create a new majority organization which will make the hard choices needed to protect our economy, Alaskan jobs, and essential services like schools and public safety.

Our goal is to work together with all legislators, the Administration of Governor Walker, and the people of Alaska to move forward and get the job done right.
Together we can fix the problem.  Alaska faces many challenges, but we are also blessed with abundant natural resources and talented resilient citizens who are united behind the need to take action.

Here is a link to my recent new interview on the new majority vision for Alaska:
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/house-majority-leader-rep-chris-tuck-i-m-hoping-alaskans/article_50acc538-b12f-11e6-a24e-bb775a5b0a6b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Because of all of you, public service has always been enjoyable and inspiring! In this time of Thanksgiving, I want to express my appreciation for everyone. Working with you has been an amazing opportunity for me. I appreciate your high standards, persistence and ideas.

As always, I’m here for you, so please keep in touch on matters important to you and your family!

May you enjoy this celebration with your family full of laughter and peace. Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm regards,

[signed] Chris Tuck
      Chris Tuck
      Alaska State Representative
      District 23 - Anchorage


Tuck’s Tips:

Recruitment for 2017 House Pages Begins

Are you interested in taking an active role in the legislative process by serving as a House Page?  Recruitment has begun for the 2017 Legislative Session:

The starting salary for page positions is $3343.00 per month. All monthly paid employees receive full medical, retirement and leave benefits. Salaried employees do not receive compensatory time or overtime and are on-call 7 days per week. 

Pages serve under the supervision of their Sergeant at Arms to provide support services to legislative members.  They are on-call in the Chamber for each legislative day providing such services as:

1.     Acting as doormen of the chambers
2.     Remaining on-call in the chamber during session
3.     Relaying messages, letters and documents both to and from the legislators and to and from legislative offices and agencies
4.     On a daily basis, maintaining the bills, journals and other documents used in the chambers
5.     Driving the legislative vans as requested – a driver’s license is required

Interested individuals can mail or email a copy of their résumé and a copy of their Department of Motor Vehicles driving record to the Chair of the House Rules Committee by Friday, December 16, 2016:

Representative Gabrielle LeDoux
House Rules Committee Chair
1500 West Benson Boulevard
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Email: Representative.Gabrielle.LeDoux@akleg.gov

The procedure for requesting a driving record can be found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/record.htm.

For additional information regarding the Legislative Page position contact Representative LeDoux’s office at (907) 269-0216.  For information regarding the standard State of Alaska benefit package please contact the Legislative Affairs Agency Personnel Office at (907) 465-3854.

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