By To the editor:

I’ve known Mat-Su Borough mayoral candidate, Matthew Beck, for over 21 years. He is not only a good friend, but the Godfather of my oldest son as well. He is a long-time Alaska resident who is deeply tied to the community and has been continuously involved in Mat-Su Borough activities throughout the years. Matthew has worked as a youth pastor and fellowship coordinator for many years and knows how to relate to youth and adults alike. Matthew’s wife, Teresa, grew up in Palmer and together they raised three daughters in our community. As a former Mat-Su Borough Assembly Member, Matthew is fully aware of concerns and needs Mat-Su Borough residents have. He understands the unique challenges facing families, small businesses, the farming community, road systems, and our educational system in the Mat-Su Borough. Matthew is a good listener and weighs both sides of any issue before making his opinion. He has always been quick to think, observe, and problem solve. Like many of us, Matthew has seen and experienced the changes and growth across the borough since moving to Palmer, 16 years ago. Matthew will work tirelessly to improve things throughout the Mat-Su Borough.

As mayor of the Mat-Su Borough, Matthew will be a decisive leader and keep the best interests of the borough in mind. Matthew is detail oriented and will commit himself fully to doing a thorough job of anything asked of him. Matthew Beck is the best choice for Mat-Su Borough Mayor.

Rebecca Gallagher,


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