Jobs Make Alaskan Families Strong
By Jason Clark
Growing up as a commercial fisherman I recall vividly the burdened look in my fathers face when the boat would need expensive repairs or salmon prices weren't what we had hoped for. Fortunately he was able to work as an equipment operator on the slope through the winter so he could continue to live his dream of living in Alaska with his wife and five young kids. As a current Kodiak Salmon Seiner permit holder and Alaskan businessman I understand the need to support stand for Alaska against the outside special interest groups that want to take away the jobs our natural resources give us. As a businessmen I profit little directly from the Mining and Oil Industry. However I am fully aware that indirectly I benefit greatly from them as they and others are integral to growing our economy so we can keep our next generation in Alaska.