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My turn: Ethics reform - the never ending threats

...In theory, this puts a working man's perspective into the legislative process and prevents the rise of professional politicians. I'm not sure this policy was ever successful. First, many of our citizen legislators are long-term incumbents...
Airport program to welcome Alaskans

...local faces have been helping guide summer visitors to the sights of Juneau for a few years, but now business professionals, politicians and other travelers will be greeted by locals in winter as well. The Juneau Convention and Visitor's Bureau...
Just say no, Rep. Condit

...announced he'll seek an eighth term in Congress. What part of "Don't run" does he not understand? As a professional politician, Condit seems to think the question is can he win the March 5 primary against at least eight eager challengers...
Empire editorial: Vote no to both

...election to state office, or employment with one of those state officials, if those people chose not to become professional politicians. It would be difficult to blame someone otherwise well-qualified for public service, if that person knew...
Young defeats Fisher for GOP nomination

...before taking a job in 2004 with Alaska telecommunications company ACS. Fisher put Young in the category of the professional politicians in Congress who worry more about re-election than the course of the country. He called for a change of direction...
Who's Next?

...middle-of-the-road course. Ross said, though, that Mystrom shares with other Republican hopefuls the stigma of being a professional politician. "If I run, I'd see myself as a new face in a tired crowd," Ross said. "I don't think Mystrom has...
Senate: Write-ins lead at night's end

...of campaign hiccups that he attributed partly to the inexperience of his campaign staff and his not being a "professional politician," and partly to opponents desperate to distract voters' attention from the issues. Miller had to acknowledge...
Miller says he was naive to expect privacy

...declaration earlier this month - that he wouldn't answer questions about his past - in part to his not being a "professional politician." His contrite admission came after questions had been raised about his seven years working for the Fairbanks...
Juneau's deafening silence

...not actually represent the average citizens' situation and/or values. It seems many are or hope to become professional politicians seeking to develop name recognition for the next rung on the government power ladder. The issues the candidates...
The good fight for the `Juneau Five'

...amendment from a vote of the people, allowing a simple repeal bill to reach the floor is clearly child's play to professional politicians of their proven skill. Until the four strong women who hold Desa's health in their hands have an opportunity...


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