To the voters of Senate District O (House District 29 and 30),
One of the greatest dangers in politics is when we put a specific political agenda above the concerns of our neighbors. When we become too political, we begin looking at our neighbors as the enemy.
I have been ignoring the false noise in this campaign, but after reading Must Read Alaska’s Oct. 15, 2022, article “District 29 and 30—Valley-to-Valdez—Republicans are backing Sen. Mike Shower…and saying no to Doug Massie”, I am compelled to respond and set the record straight.
It is concerning to me that Mike Shower’s operative, Carol Carman, feels the need to bring forth these false and slanderous accusations about my character and my career, and that Must Read Alaska is irresponsible enough to print them without further verification.
Carman’s statements are not only wrong, but they are also egregious. I retired from the Alaska State Troopers with a long and stellar record. If there is any question about that, I am willing to request my employment records be opened for public inspection. There are not, and never have been, active litigations in which I interfered as a trooper. Again, Carman’s claims against me are unequivocally false and slanderous.
I have worked diligently in this campaign to keep it positive and do what is best for Alaska, but after being slandered and lied about I feel it is time to state the facts: Mike Shower was absent for 25% of the votes taken during his time in office. This is not an accusation; this is a verifiable, factual statement. I am a lifelong Republican with conservative values, both socially and fiscally. I work well collaborating with others who might have a different viewpoint than my own.
This does not mean I will compromise my own values or beliefs, but that I will come to the table and find solutions that work for both sides. This is a quality we should celebrate in politics. I believe the constituents of Districts 29 and 30 also support these qualities, as indicated by the results of the Primary election, where I was overwhelmingly supported and won by over 700 votes.
If there are questions about my work record or my political platform, I encourage you to reach out to me directly. If I am elected, I look forward to serving the people of Districts 29 and 30. I would be honored to have your vote on November 8th.
Doug Massie is running for Senate Seat O.