Carol Austerman is an advocate for public education.
Of the three Republican candidates running in the primary, I believe she is the strongest advocate.
Ms. Austerman has worked closely with our school district and understands what it takes to successfully educate all Alaskan students Ms. Austerman has asked the school district the difficult questions about the district budget. She understands that school districts cannot do more with less.
As a member of the Borough Assembly, Ms. Austerman has always voted for full funding. As the Legislature asks for more accountability, new evaluations for teachers and students, and implementation of new curricula, school districts around the state struggle. Ms. Austerman is committed to finding fiscally responsible and viable solutions to education funding.
With her knowledge and her ability to look beyond the obstacles, I am confident that she will work tirelessly in Juneau to improve public education in Alaska.
Please join me in voting for Carol Austerman for state House.
Pat Olsen, Kodiak