The AFL-CIO has brought in the big guns to attack U.S. Navy and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Stanley Wright, who is running for Alaska House for East Anchorage.
In the latest missile by the big union bosses, they make Wright into the architect of Anchorage’s homeless plan. This is, evidently, because Wright has been an employee of the municipality of Anchorage since May, working as a grants manager for the city’s Health Department.
“Stanley led Anchorage’s homeless response. Our neighborhood saw how that worked out,” the flyer says. It’s not only a lie, but does not even have a “whiff of truthiness” to it.
In fact, Wright’s career history starts with the military. During his time in the Navy, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Wright joined the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and worked for Gov. Mike Dunleavy as a community outreach manager. As a candidate for state House District 22, he left state employment and now deals with HUD grants for the municipality — his first foray into the housing and urban development field. Meanwhile, he’s a neighborhood ally in East Anchorage, always helping people around him.
The union cover group attacking him is called Putting Alaskans First. It’s the usual suspect, the AFL-CIO, and it’s led by Joelle Hall, who is the president of the AFL-CIO in Alaska and who does not live in District 22, but rather Peters Creek.
Wright is running against Democrat Ted Eischeid, who was a teacher in Wisconsin and a planner in Palmer, Alaska, but has never served or worked in East Anchorage. Eischeid is, however, the tool of the AFL-CIO and is endorsed by the controversial Planned Parenthood.
In addition to bashing Stanley Wright, the group has poured tens of thousands of dollars into supporting union boss wife Kelly Merrick for Senate for the Eagle River area, and Democrat-friendly Cathy Giessel for Senate in South Anchorage, according to recent reports with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.