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Why I’m running for borough assembly

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:02 pm

To the editor:

Someone asked me today what my qualifications are for running as a candidate for election to the Mat-Su Borough Assembly in District 2. I believe I am no more qualified than most residents. The reason I’m running is I was asked to do so by my neighbors and friends and encouraged by others when I asked their opinions.

The best leaders listen to what others say, collect information and make reasonable decisions based on those two things. That is what I want to do as a member of the borough assembly. I’m a good communicator and I highly enjoy working with others and building healthy friendships and strong working relationships.

I have college degrees and years of experience working with others, managing budgets and this and that. But the willingness to step forward and serve is what matters most in this case.

The borough assembly is nonpartisan and the matters dealt with are issues that really impact local folks, not some lofty ideals. I’m a husband, a parent, a co-owner of a local small business in Palmer, a landowner and a lay leader in church ministry with 19 years of professional experience. Our kids attend public schools in Palmer and we are highly involved and personally invested here.

I honestly believe Palmer and the Mat-Su should be the friendliest place on earth where it is normal to wave and smile to one another. I believe I can make reasonable and responsible choices as your representative from District 2 and I would appreciate your vote on Oct. 1.

Please contact me at mattbeck@mtaonline.net if you have any questions or concerns.

Matthew Beck


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  • debuttant posted at 12:30 am on Wed, Sep 18, 2013.

    debuttant Posts: 133

    I couldn't say it better than "beenthere" and "vjm." Thank you, Mr. Beck, for your willingness to represent those of us who live here.

  • beenthere posted at 5:06 pm on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    beenthere Posts: 251

    Beck is the real deal. The door out of the good ol boy system by a fresh face that cares about people over politics. Get out and VOTE..because those that are profiting from the current actions of the assembly will be too. VOTE BECK!

  • vjm posted at 2:05 pm on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    vjm Posts: 80

    Mr Beck, if what you say is sincere, you are already way ahead of those currently serving on the assembly.
    i wish you the best!

  • AK posted at 10:44 pm on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    AK Posts: 11

    Way to go Matt!!



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