Candidate Marna Sanford of Fairbanks is a strong proponent of raising taxes on oil and plans to vote for the Democrat nominee Al Gross, she said during a debate with Robert Myers on Tuesday.
The event for Senate District B took place on a Zoom video teleconference and was sponsored by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. The moderator was Bill Bailey.
When asked if she is in favor of Ballot Measure One, which would jack up oil taxes, Sanford was a strong “Yes.”
She’s also in favor of broad-based taxes on Alaskans. When asked by the moderator, Sanford didn’t hesitate — she raised her green “yes” card, eager to tax.
In past messages on social media, Sanford has supported full tribal sovereignty, the Green New Deal climate change agenda, and Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator and former candidate for president. Sanford signed the recall petition against Gov. Mike Dunleavy last year.
She is running against Republican Rob Myers, who beat John Coghill in the primary election by just 14 votes.
Senate Seat B represents North Pole, Ester, Goldstream, and Farmers Loop.