Honest. Conservative. Republican.
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House District 15 Representative
David Nelson, Alaska Republican Party Nominee (Republican)
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 212386, Anchorage, AK
EMAIL: [email protected]
OCCUPATION: Defense Contractor
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orlando, Florida
EDUCATION: University of Alaska, Anchorage. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2018, U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) Cadet 2015-2018. U.S. Army Basic Officer Leadership Course 2018
ALASKA COMMUNITIES LIVED IN: Anchorage
MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Army, Alaska Army National Guard Second Lieutenant currently serving as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer for the 1-207th Aviation Battalion on JBER. Served on State Active Duty from March 17 to June 1, 2020 supporting his unit’s response to the COVID-19 emergency.
GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
- President, Mid-Town Rotary Club of Anchorage
- Member, Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
- Member, Northeast Community Council Safety Patrol
- Member, Alaska Outdoor Council
- Member, National Rifle Association
- Eagle Scout
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Backpacking, camping, fishing, history, volunteering (Bean’s Cafe)
STATEMENT: I don’t trust the Alaska Legislature – and when I listen to our neighbors, I recognize that I’m not alone. All of us are frustrated by the foot dragging on tough anti-crime legislation while crime in our neighborhoods skyrockets. None of us can afford the runaway costs of endless and pointless Legislative Special Sessions. Our families are hurting thanks to legislators who played politics with our Permanent Fund Dividend and cut it by over two thirds. We have every right to be worried that reckless and wasteful new tax plans will threaten our future.
The Alaska Legislature is on the wrong track. Only our votes to elect responsible new legislators will turn it around.
We made a strong start in the Primary Election. Seven incumbent legislators were defeated for re- nomination by challengers who shared our frustration. I am honored to be one of them. District 15 voters who chose the Republican Ballot selected me to be their nominee instead of our incumbent Representative Gabrielle LeDoux by a 67% – 33% margin. Now, I respectfully request your vote In in the General Election to continue this momentum for responsible change.
With your support, I will work to put the brakes on runaway government spending, place a tough new spending cap as well as protection for the PFD into the Alaska Constitution, enact and enforce laws that will get criminals off our streets and out of our neighborhoods, and put every measure to raise taxes or create new taxes to a vote of the people.
I moved to Muldoon when I went to work on JBER as a contractor supporting the Missile Defense Agency. I’m proud to be part of our community here because we believe in the values that built both Alaska and our Nation: patriotism, families, faith, free enterprises, limited government, and liberty. I want to put those values to work as your new State Representative. That’s why I would be honored and grateful that when you vote – by Absentee Ballot, or early voting, or at your polling place on November 3 – you fill in the oval next to my name.
David Nelson is a member of the Alaska Army National Guard. Use of his military rank and job title does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army or the Alaska Army National Guard.