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Note from Rep. Les Gara

Note from Rep. Les Gara


Monday: I’d like to Thank You; Zack Wants to Hear Your Ideas



Jan 4th, 2019

Voice Your Opinions!

Letters to the editor make a difference. You can send a letter of up to 200 words (shorter letters are more likely to be accepted) to the Anchorage Daily News by email (; or by fax or mail (call them at 257-4308). Send letters to the Anchorage Press via e-mail or by mail to 540 E. Fifth Ave, Anchorage, 99501. Feel free to call us if you need factual information to help you write a letter.

Contact the Governor. The Governor can be reached at 269-7450; or

Contact us. My office can be reached at: 1500 W Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503; by phone: 269-0106; visit my website at; or email:

Want to Volunteer To Help A Child?

You can be a Volunteer Mentor to help a child, through a program we worked with foster care advocates to start, at Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  Just call 433-4691. Have the time to do more?  Alaska has a major shortage of foster and adoptive parents, and you can help change a life by doing that.  To ask about foster parenting or adopting a child out of foster care call 1-800-478-7307. 

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Dear Neighbors:

I hope you can join me Monday so I can thank you for sharing your ideas, and letting me represent you these past many years. We’ll have Special Guest Zack Fields there too, so he can meet and hear from you.
And as always, we’ll have pizza.

Join us at the Fairview Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Ave., from 6:15-8 p.m.

It’s been an honor to learn from you, and to wake up every day trying to find ways to make peoples’ lives better. I hope I’ve honored your trust. I’m not “retiring” or leaving to go anywhere, and will continue to join you as we all try to stand up for what matters and protect this state.

I may keep a version of this newsletter going after a little break. And I’ll definitely find more time with Kelly, some extra time to fish, and to think about what I’d like to do next. I don’t know whether that will be in public life again one day, or involve making things better for others, like you do, in private life. I’ll mull all that after I get some time away from my current job.

Zack will be sworn in to represent you on January 15. He, like I did, will benefit from getting to know you better and hearing your ideas.

I hope you can stop by on Monday even if just to say Hi.

With warm regards,






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