Occupation: Retired from state government, Director of Libraries, Archives and MuseumsFamily: Husband, Dan FruitsCommunity Service: Board member and incoming President of United Way, reading tutor at Riverbend Elementary, ESL tutor at SERRC, volunteer cook at the Glory Hole, member of League of Women Voters and past president of League of Women Voters of Alaska.
The League of Women Voters of Alaska has long held the position that the State of Alaska has the responsibility for setting standards for education in Alaska, and financing elementary and secondary schools.
The ballot measure question is an automatic provision of the Alaska Constitution that guarantees voters a chance to decide at least once every ten years (after the Census) if a constitutional convention should be held.
On Aug. 27, the voters will be asked to vote on only one ballot measure - whether or not Alaska should change to a "preferential voting" system.
The League of Women Voters of Alaska encourages voters to weigh the facts of Ballot Measure 1.
Women Voters holds convention April 13-15
Here's a look at some of the events planned to coincide with the beginning of the 25th Alaska State Legislature:
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.
Congratulations League of Women Voters. This year marks its 90th year of activism as a political yet non-partisan civic organization. League is well known for thoroughly studying issues (frequently for several years) before adopting a position on them through consensus.
FAIRBANKS - Marilyn Russell of the Tanana Valley League of Women Voters was elected as the new president of the League of Women Voters of Alaska at the state convention held April 4 and 5 in Fairbanks. Other state board members elected at the convention include Linda Witt, of Tanana Valley; Wilda Hudson, of Anchorage; Lois Pillifant, of Kenai; Rebecca Madison, of Tanana Valley; and Carolyn Brown, of Juneau.
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