Under Kelly's leadership as Commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Administration, the department cut future spending by HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS over 5 years; consolidated services; reduced regulations; opened hiring opportunities statewide; and digitized numerous manual operations. The department also saved millions in healthcare, while expanding options and reducing premiums for members.
Government for the PEOPLE:
Kelly believes that Alaska's Senate Seat isn't something that should be passed down like a family heirloom. As one of Alaska's representatives in Washington Kelly will always put our citizens first and FIGHT for Alaska Values. That means better jobs, fairer trade deals and no more sweetheart deals for DC Insiders.
Care for the COMMUNITY
Since 2006, Niki and Kelly have led a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership development and has partnered with anti-human trafficking, orphan care, and homeless advocacy organizations.
JOBS & BUSINESSES
I will focus on reviving our economy. Political freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. We the People, not the government, are the rightful stewards of the blessing that is our state’s and country’s bountiful natural resources. Watch my video here >>
I will focus on creating a jobs pipeline that incentivizes and promotes career and technical education for Alaska’s youth to place them in careers supported by Alaska's industries. This would include leveraging opportunities provided by Alaska’s outstanding trade and nursing schools. Watch my video here >>
I will capitalize on the strategic value Alaska holds geographically to drive new investments, to realize our unparallelled economic potential, and to develop new industries that will generate jobs and careers for us and for future generations of Alaskans. Watch my video here >>
I will support critical infrastructure investments such as development at the Don Young Port of Alaska, as opposed to what’s contained in the so-called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which is just the Green New Deal by another name. Developing our state’s critical infrastructure is vital for our food security, disaster readiness, commerce, and our national security. Watch my video here >>
I will work to attract new national security-related investments to Alaska – not only from the public sector but from the private sector as well. Alaska should be a national hub for industries like Arctic shipping routes, space infrastructure, signal intelligence facilities, and satellite construction. Watch my video here >>
I will advocate to recruit new businesses, such as Chick-fil-A, to open in Alaska. It is critical we continue to expand the service industries that will support our families and grow our workforce.
I will fight for broadband connectivity for every Alaskan. Watch my video here >>
I will advocate for increased Coast Guard presence in Alaska. This includes having ice breakers in state, and maintaining and repairing our own Coast Guard ships. Watch my video here >>
I will advocate for U.S. Postal Service reform and protect “Last Mile Delivery”. Watch my video here >>
I will promote and advocate for the full spectrum of our tourism industry. Alaska is one of the top visitor destinations in the world. Maintaining thriving year-round tourism is necessary for sustainable economic and resource development in Alaska's urban and rural communities.
I will work to develop affordable energy solutions in rural Alaska. I will push to reopen domestic energy production, develop affordable renewable energy alternatives, and make us energy independent again.
I will work to increase American investment in our energy industry. We must showcase our environmentally-conscious Alaskan companies and demonstrate how investment in Alaska provides a greater return than investment in foreign countries.
I will fight for a Predictable, Understandable, Reliable and Equitable (P.U.R.E.) federal permitting process for our businesses. Without certainty in permitting procedures, businesses cannot adequately plan for the future.
I will support expediting the permitting process for mineral production on public lands and protect the livelihoods of our Alaskan miners by stopping the federal government from handicapping our sovereignty and state’s right to responsibly develop our own resources. The United States is vulnerable through its dependency on China and other nations for rare earth minerals. These minerals are critical to advanced technology, renewable energy, and defense manufacturing.
I will support logging in Alaska, including accessing the Tongass. It's critical to our economy, getting our jobs back, and developing affordable housing.
I will push for the economic growth opportunities that will help conserve our environment. Poverty is the gravest threat to the environment, while steady economic growth makes environmental progress and conservation investments possible.
I will support private sector development of sustainable energy projects in Alaska. Alaska is an innovative center for sustainable energy solutions. These opportunities present great economic, environmental, and cost savings benefits for Alaskans.-Sustainable Energy