Diane Benson

  • Diane Benson

    Diane Benson

    A Post-Election Message from a Grateful Candidate My Fellow Alaskan, Are you feeling depressed about the election? Don’t be. We did an extraordinary thing; we broke many barriers, and set some records for politics in Alaska. We ran an honorable and admirable race.   Remember, when we began, we began with nothing; meeting in restaurants, and attempting to establish a direction with no direction, and no support. We evolved into a full-fledged campaign, complete with hundreds of volunteers, a nice little campaign headquarters in Anchorage, always full of helpers; a great team in Fairbanks working door to door, covering over 60% of the houses there; coordinators in Sitka, Juneau, Bethel and Nome who worked very hard; and others in outlying areas putting up signs in their villages, and calling people. It was extraordinary. We made this effort because we all believed that government should reflect the people and represent the people rather than just large corporate interests. We know America is about people. We made an impression to that end. Let’s keep in mind what we did accomplish as well. We broke through several barriers. We received the support and attention of the Democratic Party (albeit late in the campaign) – …

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