Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Need a Yard Sign?

 Thanks to everyone who's already put up a yard sign. Email me at zackfields@gmail.com or call/text (907) 201-2895 and I'll drop one off.


Monday, November 22, 2021

Fundraiser Wednesday, December 15th at 6:00pm



Thanks to all my neighbors for co-hosting this fundraiser. Invitation for the Zoom event forthcoming soon, and in the meantime feel free to donate on the "donation" page of this site.

 

Friday, November 12, 2021

New maps, filed for re-election

 The Redistricting Board has adopted new maps, and our House district contains many of the same neighborhoods, with the addition of Forest Park and North Star:



Today I filed a letter of intent and candidate registration.  Looking back over the last three years, I'm proud of what we've been able to accomplish:

  • We've protected and grown the Permanent Fund so we can sustainably fund core services and a dividend, not just next year but long into the future.
  • Saved the Pioneer Homes and put affordable rates in statute.
  • Rejected the Arduin/Dunleavy budget to protect schools, public safety, University, ferry system, funding for services for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Passed legislation to advance apprenticeship in the electrical and plumbing trades.
  • Blocked attempts to privatize DMVs and Alaska Psychiatric Institute, and forced Gov. Dunleavy to cancel plan to send inmates to Outside private prisons known as "crime university."
  • Restored funding for Alaska Legal Services Corporation, providing civil legal services for survivors of domestic violence, and for veterans and seniors.

Monday, June 22, 2020

2020 Election

We face serious challenges going into the 2021 legislative session. Even with a $0 PFD, we will likely face a $500-$600 million deficit. We are out of rainy day funds to fill this deficit, and have no responsible choices except to raise additional revenue to balance the budget.

I am categorically opposed to draining the Permanent Fund. If we were to fill the deficit by over-drawing the Fund, we would lock ourselves into a fiscal death spiral of ever-declining revenue, rising class sizes, shrinking public safety capacity, and elimination of the marine highway and much of the University of Alaska system.

In contrast, we absolutely can survive this fiscal crisis and have a thriving economy in the future if we raise modest additional revenue and take a PFD holiday until oil prices stabilize and we can once again afford to pay a dividend.

Nobody filed to run against me in the primary or general election this year, but there are important steps you can take for our community if you live in House District 20.

First, make sure you've filled out the Census: https://2020census.gov/
This ensures our district has its fair share of political representation in the legislature, and ensures that Alaskans receive our fair share of federal funding for transportation, health care, and other programs that are essential for our economy.

Second, request an absentee ballot: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/votingbymail.php
The COVID pandemic continues to expand, including in Alaska, and I want you to be able to vote from home safely.

Third, please consider how you can support legislators who have done the right thing and fought to protect Alaska's economy, the Permanent Fund that sustains essential services, health care, public safety, Pre-K and K-12 education, and the Marine Highway. Give me a call if you want to talk about how you can help.

Finally, I will be doing a Get Out the Vote effort this fall to make sure our district is represented. You can contribute here to support that: https://zackforalaska.blogspot.com/p/donate.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thank You.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for and contributed to my State House campaign. Some 350 people contributed, and dozens of people volunteered, some of whom canvassed and lit dropped their own neighborhood six times!

It really is humbling to see how much work--by all of you--goes into a campaign like this. It also is humbling to have the support of respected leaders who have accomplished so much for our community.

Now comes the hard part--delivering on our shared goals. I promise to work hard on the issues we've talked about over the last few months, and I hope the legislature can continue to make progress, as we often have in Alaska, working on a bipartisan basis.  Please continue to stay in touch, zackfields@gmail.com or by phone. Thank you, Zack

Sunday, November 4, 2018

VOTE!

November 6th is rapidly approaching. On election day, polls will be open 7am-8pm.  In addition, you can vote early in-person at Anchorage City Hall, or the Division of Elections office at 2525 Gambell Street.

Please note that you can cast a ballot at the Division of Elections office regardless of where you are registered in Alaska. Moved to Anchorage from Southeast? Please, still vote. Moved within Anchorage? Your vote should still count. When in doubt, go into the Division of Elections office and the elections staff will help you find the right ballot. I hope you can vote for me, but the most important thing is to be able to vote, period.

If you need more detailed information, including the location of your polling place, go here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/

Thank you to campaign contributors

Thank you to nearly 350 people who have contributed to this campaign. It is a bit surreal to think about how much money it takes to run a decent campaign, and thus how much you rely on friends to help get you across the finish line. To everyone who's dug deep and contributed (and in many cases, volunteered on top of that): Thank you.

Need a Yard Sign?

 Thanks to everyone who's already put up a yard sign. Email me at zackfields@gmail.com or call/text (907) 201-2895 and I'll drop one...