One of the most sought-after endorsements in this election cycle comes from Ralph Samuels, who has given his support to Tom McKay in the District 24 race for State House.
McKay is running against incumbent Chuck Kopp, who had joined a breakaway group to form a majority that put Democrats in charge of the House, and put a radical leftist on the Alaska Redistricting Board.
Samuels, who lives in District 24, was a member of the House representing midtown and south Anchorage from 2003-2009. He quickly rose to majority leader and was known as a champion for victims’ rights and being tough on crime.
“I have spent my entire adult life working at protecting the rights of crime victims and the only candidate in this race that will protect victims rather than criminals is Tom McKay,” Samuels wrote.
McKay was spotted last night at the Alaska Family Council barbecue, which earlier withdrew its endorsement of Kopp.