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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Endorsement: Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

One in four women has used a Planned Parenthood health clinic for essential health services ranging from family planning to cancer screenings.  Planned Parenthood doesn't just provide health services, but also contributes to economic security and opportunity for working families.  I'm honored to have Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii's endorsement this year.  -Zack


Monday, July 23, 2018

Zack Fields Raises Nearly $35,000 for District 20 Primary

Fields leads in overall cash raised, donors, and has most surplus cash-on-hand 

ANCHORAGE: Zack Fields reported $34,799.78 raised during the first reporting period for the Democratic primary. Zack received donations from more than 200 individual donors demonstrating impressive grassroots support for a first-time candidate.

"Thank you to the hundreds of Alaskans who have contributed to and volunteered for my State House campaign," said Zack Fields.  “I am proud of the strong support I have earned on the campaign trail, but we aren’t done yet. I will be out knocking doors, putting up signs, and engaging volunteers so I can earn every last vote to represent District 20.” 

To date, Fields has knocked on thousands of doors in the district and talked to hundreds of voters one-on-one.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Alaska Center Endorses Zack Fields for State House

Influential conservation and democracy group endorses in Democratic primary, and general election

Anchorage: The Alaska Center has endorsed Zack Fields for House District 20 in both the Democratic primary and the general election. The Alaska Center is an influential grassroots non-profit that supports salmon fisheries, clean low cost energy to address climate change, and Alaskans' voice in the public process.

"I am honored to have the support of The Alaska Center, and will continue working with the organization's members and leadership to achieve our shared goals," said Zack Fields. "Multiple Alaska communities are at risk of being destroyed by coastal erosion, while ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures--in addition to the proposed Pebble mine--threaten Alaska's fishing industry. With the Trump administration amplifying these threats, the role of the state legislature is increasingly important to protect Alaska's resources and economy," Fields added.

"Zack Fields has been an incredible volunteer advocate with The Alaska Center for years, and we know he will stand up for our shared values in the state legislature. We look forward to working with him to advance policy that will create a just and sustainable future," said said Alaska Center Executive Director Polly Carr.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

ANCHORAGE: Anchorage Central Labor Council Endorses Zack Fields for House District 20

Anchorage Central Labor Council Endorses Zack Fields for House District 20
Fields welcomes unions' support in Democratic primary

The Anchorage Central Labor Council has endorsed Zack Fields in the Democratic Primary for House District 20. Representative Les Gara, who represented the district for 16 years, is supporting Fields in the primary.

"Zack Fields has a long record of fighting for working families, defending collective bargaining rights, and working to raise wages and improve workplace safety," said Dennis Knebel, president of the Anchorage Central Labor Council.

"I am honored to have the support of my union sisters and brothers in this campaign," said Zack Fields. "Nothing is more important than economic security and opportunity for Alaska's working families.  Unions are a cornerstone of our strong middle class, and throughout American history have played a central role advocating for civil rights and other important social reforms."

Zack Fields previously worked as a Special Assistant and Workforce Development Coordinator for Alaska Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas, and as a congressional aide with responsibility for labor policy. AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami, Director of Operations Joelle Hall, Laborers Local 341 Business Manager Joey Merrick, and IUPAT Local 1959 Business Manager Bronson Frye had previously endorsed Fields.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Zack Fields Announces Candidacy for House District 20

ANCHORAGE: Zack Fields has filed to run in the Democratic primary to represent House District 20, which includes the Anchorage neighborhoods of Downtown, South Addition, Fairview, Government Hill, and Eastridge.

“With Representative Gara’s pending retirement, more than ever Juneau needs representatives who will fight for Alaska’s working families,” said Zack Fields. “We need a full fiscal plan, including a fair share for Alaska’s oil. That’s what it takes to fund public schools, and police and prosecutors for safe neighborhoods.”

Early supporters of Fields’ candidacy include Mark Begich, Vic Fischer, Les Gara*, Vince Beltrami, Leslie Ridle, Heidi Drygas, Joelle Hall, Joey Merrick and Laborers Local 341, Jane Angvik, Kay Brown, Bill Wielechowski, Hollis French, and Kevin McGee.

Zack Fields currently works for Laborers Local 341. He previously worked as Special Assistant and Workforce Development Coordinator for Alaska Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas, where he focused on expansion of apprenticeship programs and enforcement of labor laws, including through partnerships with community organizations and local government. From 2012-2014, Fields worked as Communications Director of the Alaska Democratic Party in support of local, state, and federal candidates. He also has written outdoor articles for the Anchorage Press since 2013. From 2006-2012 he worked as a legislative aide at the local and congressional levels. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics in 2006. Fields and his partner, Khalial Withen, live in South Addition with their six month old daughter, Zara.

*I appreciate that Les Gara has endorsed me but he has said that he will endorse all candidates who he feels “will strongly represent the district and state.” As of this writing, he has not co-endorsed any other candidates. If he did decide to run again, I would withdraw.

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Endorsement: Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

One in four women has used a Planned Parenthood health clinic for essential health services ranging from family planning to cancer screening...