January is shaping up to be a busy month for conservatives in Alaska. Here are some events on the horizon:
JAN. 5, 7 pm: District 7 Republicans, White Fields Church, 4800 Palmer Wasilla Highway. Guest presenter is Sen. Mike Dunleavy with his proposed state budget, how to balance it now, and control it in the future.
JAN. 7: 6 pm, 58th Presidential Inaugural Gala, Alaska Petroleum Club. Contact Kristie Babcock, firstname.lastname@example.org, for tickets.
JAN. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, national holiday.
JAN. 16: 5-7 pm, Juneau, House and Senate Republican fundraiser at The Hangar.
JAN. 17: First day of Alaska Legislature.
JAN. 23: House Finance starts budget hearings.
FEB. 16: Anchorage Republican Women’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bridge Seafood Restaurant & Catering, 221 W. Ship Creek Ave, Anchorage.
FEB. 17: Mat-Su Republican Women’s Lincoln Day Dinner.
FEB. 24: Capital City Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner at the Baranof Hotel. Speaker is national energy expert Jeremy Carl of the Hoover Institute. Ticket information forthcoming. Must Read Alaska will be there, with bells on.
FEB. 24-25: Juneau – Alaska Republicans’ State Central Committee quarterly meeting.
FEB. 25: Hunting Expo and Sportsman’s Banquet, Dena’ina Center. Tickets: http://www.aksafariclub.org/2013-banquet
CAPITAL CITY LINCOLN DAY DINNER: As they have since before Statehood, Juneau Republicans (a hardy bunch) host a great event in honor of the first Republican president. Watch for ticket information, coming soon.
This year it’s on Feb. 24 and the speaker is Jeremy Carl, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, where he specializes in U.S. politics and energy policy. He is also a regular contributor to the National Review and National Review Online.
Carl has served as a policy advisor to many state and national political figures and his recent policy work for a prominent Republican governor was highlighted by The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.
He was recently profiled as “a rising star on the right” by the influential conservative Power Line Blog and was the author of what National Review’s Washington editor referred to as “The most interesting piece I’ve read this election cycle.”
His scholarly work at Hoover focuses on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on energy security, climate policy, energy innovation, and global fuel markets. He directs Hoover’s Task Force on Energy Policy and is a member of the Arctic Security Initiative, both of which frequently address issues relevant to Alaskans.
Carl is the author or editor of several books, including Powering the Armed Forces (with former US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead) and his scholarly articles have appeared in numerous academic journals.
His political writing and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Politico, The Economist, and many other leading newspapers and magazines. Carl received a BA with distinction from Yale University. He holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and did further graduate work at Stanford University, where he was a Packard Foundation Fellow.
Here are just two of his recent articles we found of interest: