Christopher Quist was born and raised in Fairbanks, where he was a small business owner, worked at KUAC, and serves as Presiding Officer on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. He lives downtown with his wife, Naomi Hutchens and their two dogs.
I am running because I feel passionately about improving Alaska’s education system, diversifying our economy, stabilizing state budgets, and fighting hard for the highest PFD we can afford to pay.
The State of Alaska has a moral and a constitutional duty to provide strong public education for our kids. The future health and success of Alaska depends on creating educational opportunities for our youth, and vocational and higher education for everyone who seeks it. We must increase investment in our vocational schools and universities. Where knowledge is wealth, education is economic development. We must commit to functional forward-funded educational budgets for local school districts.
We must have an economy that works for all Alaskans. Our state and all who choose to live here are truly resourceful. It is possible to grow opportunities for industries, large and small, while still protecting our lands and waters, and ensuring Alaskans receive our fair share for resources. By focusing on innovation and resilience, Alaska can become a model for states in the 21st century. The state budget impacts everyone who works and lives in Alaska, as does the delivery of essential public services - services that are sometimes easy to take for granted, but that we rely on every day. We must protect and defend the Permanent Fund and the PFD as a key components of our future economic stability, as vital assistance to Fairbanks families, and a critical economic driver for our local businesses.
I would appreciate your vote on November 3rd. Together we can put people before politics, and get our state back on track.
Paid for by Quist for House 1,
206 Driveway Street, #3, Fairbanks, AK 99701