Senator Josh Revak
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October 2, 2020
Hard to believe October 2020 is here – where did the time go. Our children are back to school, albeit attending virtual learning sessions, and we are adjusting to the reality that COVID-19 has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. I am sure most of you, like our family, want to put COVID-19 behind us and return to life as we know it. Until that happens I hope all of you have been able to remain healthy during these unprecedented times.
As always, I'm honored to serve and represent Senate District M. Please email me (mailto:[email protected]
) , call my office at 907-269-0222, or visit us anytime to share you thoughts and concerns.
Honoring Specialist Garcia for Community Service
Members of the Joint Armed Services Committee honored U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Garcia for his artistic contributions made to the Fairview neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska. The beautiful mural painted at 10th and Hyder depicts the wonders of Alaska and provides a positive and inspirational message for all.
Many Fairview residents were frustrated with constantly having to clean the inappropriate graffiti on the retaining wall in their neighborhood and were looking for an artist to paint a mural in the hopes of deterring the graffiti. Upon recommendation the residents reached out to Spc. Garcia for help. Garcia enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity, recruited friends and several other artists to join in this endeavor.
Over the next eleven days Garcia spent weekends and available time after work as a “rigger” for the 241^st Quartermaster Company at JBER transforming the graffiti wall into a beautiful work of art. He sacrificed his spare time to not only enhance the Fairview community but to share his inspirational and positive message for the many young people and children living in the neighborhood.
Press Release -
Artworks Day in Anchorage October 3rd
Art is a vital part of my life. My guitar and music carried me through some tough times in combat. I’d encourage everyone to take up some form of artistic expression as a hobby in celebration of Artworks Day in Anchorage.
Alaska Legal Services Offers Free Legal Consultation
A group of lawyers across Alaska who have come together to provide free legal consultations for small businesses and nonprofits as they navigate the COVID pandemic.
This clinic is available September 21, 2020 through April 2021.
To register for a free consultation click on the link or picture below. [link removed]
Ballot Measures 1 & 2
Public hearings were held last week on 2 ballot measures that will appear on the November 3rd ballot. Ballot Measure 1 is an act changing the oil and gas production tax for certain fields, units, and non-unitized reservoirs on the North Slope, and Ballot Measure 2 is an act replacing the political party primary with an open primary system and ranked-choice general election, and requiring additional campaign finance disclosures.
If you missed the public hearings and would like more information below are the links to the hearings.
Ballot Measure #1 - Alaska's Fair Share Act Initiative
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Ballot Measure #2 - Alaska's Better Elections Initiative
Public hearing link: [link removed] ([link removed])
Absentee Ballot and Early Voting Information
The general election is around the corner and will be held on November 3rd. A person must be registered to vote at least 30 days before an election and early voting begins 15 days before the election. For more information on early voting and absentee voting options or to request an absentee ballot ([link removed]) visit the Alaska Division of Elections ([link removed]) website.
The project team recently completed the Review Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (also known as the 95% design plans) and current design plans are posted on the website ([link removed]) .
Public Comments are being accepted until November 30th - email comments to [email protected]
For additional information please visit the project website ([link removed]) .
Our mailing address is:
Session: State Capitol, Room 125, Juneau, AK 99801
Interim: 1500 West Benson, Room 410, Anchorage, AK 99503
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