Mark Begich was proud to receive the endorsement of Former First Lady Bella Hammond today in his bid for Governor. Bella Hammond is the wife of the late Jay Hammond, who was the fourth Governor of Alaska. Among his many accomplishments, Governor Hammond is known as one of the creators and visionaries of the Alaska Permanent Fund.
Today, Mark Begich announced he is the only candidate for Governor supporting Proposition 1, Stand for Salmon. With almost 50 thousand people signing to make this initiative a reality – this is about fish, but also about making sure Alaskans have a voice in our states future.
I am honored to receive this critical endorsement from the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association … There has been a systemic failure on the state level to address the exploding opioid epidemic and increasing crime within our communities that has led Alaska to be ranked #1 for crime nationwide – it is unacceptable and as Governor I will crack down on crime and make our communities safer.”