Why I'm Supporting the Parnell-Sullivan Ticket

The Parnell-Sullivan race is critical for Alaska. I’ve known both Bill Walker and Sean Parnell for years and have a great deal of respect for both of them. I believe they both love Alaska and desire the best for her people. But I’m voting for the Parnell-Sullivan ticket, and here’s why.

Governor Sean Parnell has stood unequivocally in favor of traditional marriage and opposes the federal court’s unconstitutional usurpation of Alaskans’ right to be heard on this issue. The Governor did not hesitate when an Anchorage judge overstepped his bounds several weeks ago. He intervened on behalf of Alaskan voters who overwhelmingly voted for a constitutional amendment preserving marriage as between a man and a woman. The Governor demonstrated courage on this issue.

The Governor is also pro-life, and is willing to protect the most defenseless through positive legislation. Both the life and traditional marriage issues present real contrast between the Parnell-Sullivan and the Walker-Mallott tickets.

But that’s not all. Even though I worked closely with Bill Walker on litigation involving the state’s oil companies for years, and believe that he is well-positioned to advocate for the State’s interests in natural resource extraction, he chose to join with a lieutenant governor candidate who could prove devastating to efforts to remedy the vote integrity issues that have plagued our state. Mayor Dan Sullivan, on the other hand, is a much better candidate to lead the Division of Elections and has the proven record and experience to give us confidence if he’s called to lead the state.

The Governor’s race should not be a close call. The Parnell-Sullivan team is endorsed by the Conservative Patriots Group, Alaska Family Action, National Rifle Association, Family Research Council, National Right to Life, and Alaska Outdoor Council. Whether it’s fighting federal overreach by the Obama administration to defending Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights, Governor Parnell deserves our support. Conservatives have a clear choice.

Please join with Kathleen and I in voting for the Parnell-Sullivan team.