EDITOR, Daily News:

I already voted for Dan Ortiz for Alaska state House with my mail-in ballot!

Why? Because Dan Ortiz is probably the hardest-working representative we have ever had. He researches the issues through study and two-way communications with everyone involved and then passes what he has learned on to us. He works toward practical solutions rather than meaningless ideological rhetoric.

He has lived among us almost all of this life, and knows and understands who we are and what we want. And we know him and what he is like.

Dan has earned our trust as an educator, coach, fisherman, seasonal worker and as our state representative. He deserves our utmost respect, and definitely our vote.