EDITOR, Daily News:

As I go through this election process, I have had the opportunity to connect and reconnect with many community neighbors. The one thing we have in common is a love for our little part of Alaska that we all want to see thrive. Throughout my life, I have always been drawn to public service. This call came as a young man, which feels like a lifetime ago, when I left a small logging town and went into the military to serve our county. I believe that this time of service shaped my future and made me who I am today.