The president of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance has filed a letter of intent to run for Anchorage mayor in 2018, she announced this morning.
“I have spent the last 28 years living and working in Anchorage. I first ran for elected office in 2008 and was elected to the Chugach Electric Board and served as its chairman. For 10 years, I owned several restaurants in the Anchorage area and I have a strong history of community service,” Rebecca Logan wrote in a press release.
Her priorities will be:
- Reducing the alarming rate of crime that has so many residents living in fear.
- Focusing on delivering core services to citizens without increasing property taxes to the maximum amount allowed by law.
- Strengthening the private sector to boost the Anchorage economy and reduce unemployment.
“As I visit with my neighbors in Anchorage, it’s clear more needs to be done to address the shocking crime wave underway in our city. It is unacceptable for people not to feel safe walking on our trails and sidewalks, and even worse that citizens feel no safer in their own homes. As mayor, I will not only acknowledge the problem, but tackle it head-on,” she said.
She said her budget will focus on core services like public safety and road maintenance, and “I’ll ensure that taxpayers do not have to choose between snowplowing and an adequately staffed police department.”
“Lastly, I will not raise property taxes by almost 6 percent during an economic recession, and will work to strengthen the private sector, which is the only entity capable of lifting us out of the current economic slump. More good-paying jobs in Anchorage will go a long way toward solving a lot of our problems, and my policies will reflect that strongly held belief.”
“I look forward to running a positive, issue-based campaign,” she said.