EDITOR, Daily News:

Rep. Dan Ortiz has already had a distinguished career as a public school teacher at Ketchikan High School. Alaska is fortunate he chose to continue his public service by running for office.

I support Rep. Ortiz as a result of my seeing him in action in Juneau. As governor I had the opportunity to work alongside him in addressing Alaska’s fiscal crisis. While some will say only what they think people want to hear, Dan focuses on doing the hard work for all of his constituents. I give him my highest recommendation.