Over the years I have worked with Paulette Simpson in promoting the retention of the capital in Juneau. Few have put in the amount of time and effort as Paulette or had as much influence across the state in this regard.
I have served for years on statewide boards that are made up of influential citizens from across the state and from many communities. I know that Paulette is very highly thought of. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for some of her critics. Her reputation as a stalwart advocate of Juneau is legendary. The Empire at times seems to delight in undermining those who have done the most to ensure our great city remains the capital of this great state.
Juneau will surely be the loser if such attacks are allowed to discourage the efforts of our most effective promoters
Donald B. Abel