The upcoming election for members of the Board of Directors for the customer-owned Matanuska Electrical Association co-op will test the bipartisan takeover of the utility's board last year. The Alaska Republican Party is shoveling a lot of money and a lot of dirt into the contest. They are providing direct financial and personnel support to anti-union, pro-illegal alien hiring candidate Bob Doyle. The Alaska Democratic Party has prohibited the Mat-Su Democrats from providing direct support to Alaska political and feminist icon, Katie Hurley, who is the incumbent for the Wasilla seat.
Here's the announcement for tonight's forum:
Join fellow Democrats and independent thinkers at the Egan Dinner on April 16th for fun, food and camaraderie.
Candidates for election to the MEA Board have been invited to let us in on what is happening with our electrical cooperative and how they will help MEA ensure that the lights continue to come on in the years ahead.
The "new" Board majority has made tremendous progress in opening up MEA's decision making process for public scrutiny and participation.
As advocates for open government, we should help ensure that MEA remains on this new path.
Dinner begins promptly at 6 p.m. in the Glacier Canyon Grill, 2900 Parks Highway. The $20 dinner is optional.