Reprinted from the Alaska 2004 Official Election Pamphlet
Alaska Statutes provide for the candidates to submit position statements of 250 words or less and biographical statements of 150 words or less for the Election Pamphlet.  The statements are provided and paid for by the candidate.

Michael Badnarik, Libertarian
DATE OF BIRTH: August 1, 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hammond, Indiana
Independent computer consultant, programmer and instructor.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, major in marine biology and chemistry.
Northrop, work on Stealth bomber simulator; Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, San Luis Obispo, California, system administrator, software writer and instructor; Evolutionary Technologies International, Austin, Texas, programmer and trainer.
In addition to study of the U.S. Constitution, also enjoys photography, camping, sailing, canoeing, mountainclimbing, scuba diving, skydiving, skiing, shooting,
motorcycling, and exploring all types of museums and libraries.

Have you lost your job to downsizing or corporate mergers? Are you fearful that you might? If so, you won’t want to vote for the Democrats or Republicans this November.

Establishment politicians think that larger, more elaborate government jobs programs are the solution to your problems. However, since these programs must be funded by taking money from the private sector, even more jobs are destroyed–more jobs than the government programs can ever create.

More government regulation and spending translate to more unemployment and less wealth creation. Less wealth creation means fewer goods and services, less health care, higher prices. The resulting lower standard of living means that people die needlessly. One study estimated that the death toll from regulations that do more harm than good cost 60,000 American lives each year! Will your loved ones be among them?

Even when government spends for a good cause, society becomes poorer. Consequently, the Swedish government, which established elaborate social safety nets in the 1970s, can now barely create enough wealth to sustain itself. America will end up in the same situation if we continue to grow government.

We know how jobs are destroyed: too much regulation and too much government spending. We know how to reverse the process; we’ve done it before. If you elect me as your president, I promise to downsize government instead of your job!

I’m Michael Badnarik, Libertarian for President. I ask the tough questions–to give you answers that really work!

George W. Bush, Republican
George W. Bush is currently the 43rd President of the United States. He has earned a reputation as a compassionate conservative who shapes policy based on the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong families, and local control.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946, and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard and began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975. He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas on November 8, 1994. He became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998 winning 68.6 percent of the vote.

President Bush and his wife, Laura, a former teacher and librarian, have 22-year old twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.

I have been honored to serve as President during an historic time for America. Together, we are making our nation safer, stronger, and better.

We have rallied the world to defeat terrorists abroad and strengthened our laws to protect Americans at home. Tax relief for families and small businesses has spurred our economy to its fastest growth in nearly 20 years. Schools are improving with higher standards, strong accountability, and local control. And prescription drug coverage is helping older Americans pay for their medicines.

During the next four years, we will spread opportunity and prosperity to every part of America and continue to lead the cause of freedom and peace in the world. We will ensure every American who wants a job can find one by keeping taxes low, making regulation of small businesses more reasonable, opening up foreign markets, and reducing junk lawsuits. We will pass a comprehensive energy plan to make America more energy independent. We will help more Americans get job training at community colleges. We will make health care more affordable and help families save and invest so every person owns a part of the American Dream. And I will stand with the men and women of our military, law enforcement, and first responders as we defend our homeland, defeat terrorists, and bring peace and freedom to people around the world.

I have a positive and optimistic agenda for America, and I would be grateful for your vote.

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David Cobb, Green
DATE OF BIRTH: December 24, 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH: Houston, Texas
Eureka, California 95502
Former Construction Worker and Carpenter; Public Interest Lawyer; Community Organizer.
University of Houston, 1990; J.D. University of Houston, 1993.
Steering Committee, Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County Lecturer/facilitator, “Rethinking Corporations/Rethinking Democracy."

David Cobb and Patricia LaMarche invite Alaskans to vote for a healthy future, based on healthy people and communities, sustainable local economies, and clean air, water, and land.

We call for health care for every American through a Canadian-style single-payer health care program.

Energy independence is achievable only through a shift to renewable fuels. Conservation, fuel efficiency, and wind-powered generation of hydrogen will help America become energy self-sufficient and provide jobs in industries using clean, renewable, domestic resources. We must slow global warming and keep the Arctic Refuge wild for future generations.

Restore diplomacy and world leadership. Green foreign policy is based on nonviolence, cooperation, diplomacy, respect for the democratic process, and the protection of human rights and the environment. We oppose the military draft.

Restore government to the people. We stand for campaign finance laws that will level the playing field for all citizens. We need Instant Runoff Voting, Proportional Representation, and abolition of the Electoral College.

We call for equal rights for all including: Native peoples, people with disabilities, lesbian and gay people, including the right to marry. End the racist War on Drugs and repeal the Patriot Act.

We call for support for small businesses, laborers, the self-employed, and a living wage to replace the poverty-level minimum wage. America needs a prosperous,
sustainable economy encompassing public and private investment, full cost pricing, clean technologies and practices, and economies focused on local needs.

Please vote David Cobb for President and Patricia LaMarch for Vice-President for a better world.

John F. Kerry, Democrat
John F. Kerry was born on December 11, 1943 at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Colorado. His father volunteered as a test pilot during World War II. His mother
was a lifelong community activist.

Upon graduating from Yale, John Kerry volunteered to serve in Vietnam. He served two tours of duty. On his second tour, he volunteered to serve on a Swift Boat in the river deltas. His leadership and courage earned him a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts.

John Kerry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1982 where he organized the nation’s Governors to combat acid rain. Two years later, he was elected to the United States Senate. He has served 19 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as chairman of the Senate Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, he worked closely with John McCain to learn the truth about American soldiers missing in Vietnam.

John Kerry is running to make America stronger at home and more respected in the world. He will stand up for the values that have always made America great: faith and family, strength and service, responsibility and opportunity for all. He has a plan to create good-paying jobs at home and keep them here. A plan to let families get ahead in an America where the middle class is growing, not being squeezed and to make health care a right for all Americans. He has a plan to make this nation independent from Middle East oil. John Kerry believes that we must modernize and strengthen America’s military, defeat global terrorism, and lead a new era of alliances - so young Americans are never put in harm’s way because we insisted on going it alone.

John Kerry wants to build an America that fulfills our promise as a people and a nation but today, this administration says this is the best economy of our lifetime. They say this is the best we can do. They have even called us pessimists. Well, as John Kerry says, the most pessimistic thing you can say is that America cannot do better. John Kerry believes we are a country of the future. We are a country of optimists. We are the can-do people. And we just need to believe in ourselves. We can let America be America again.

Ralph Nader, Populist
DATE OF BIRTH: February 27, 1934
PLACE OF BIRTH: Winsted, Connecticut
MAILING ADDRESS: Nader for President 2004
PO Box 18002
Washington, DC 20036
consumer advocate, lawyer and author.
Princeton University AB magna cum laude, 1955; Harvard University Law School LLB with distinction, 1958.
For more than four decades, Ralph Nader has saved lives, opened minds, implemented solutions, and inspired citizens to building a better world. He has organized more than 100 civic organizations, authored countless books and publications, and perhaps more than any other person has defined our understanding of the American ideals of democracy, civic duty, and participation for the public good, rather than dominance by corporate powers. Known for his ethics, integrity and independence, Nader is recognized world-wide for putting democracy to work. Nader seeks to end the daily abuses suffered by ordinary Americans by corrupt corporations and indifferent bureaucracies.

I urge a six-month, responsible Iraq withdrawal. I seek an end to corporate control of government and would shape government truly “of, by and for the people.” I seek to shift the power to workers, consumers and taxpayers away from big corporations and put the necessities of people before corporations including health care for all, earning a living wage for breadwinners and their family, authentic consumer protection, environmental protection, labor law reform, a jobs program to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, ending poverty, an energy policy that breaks U.S. addiction to fossil and nuclear energy and creates jobs building sustainable clean energy as well as efficient buildings and motor vehicles. I support education, from pre-school through college, affordable for all Americans with developed civic skills. I would protect the Constitution by repealing the Patriot Act, ending the failed drug war and restoring criminal and civil justice. I would shift the burden from work to wealth and to things we like least, e.g. pollution, gambling, addictive industries and stock speculation more than things we like, e.g. food, books, clothing. I seek to wage peace not just prepare for war-the military budget is half the federal government’s current operating expenditures. I seek a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, pressing for arms control and nuclear disarmament worldwide, stopping support of dictators and oligarchs and advancing human rights. I urge voters to vote their needs not their fears and declare productive independence from the two corporate political parties.

Michael A. Peroutka, Alaskan Independence
DATE OF BIRTH: September 7, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: Baltimore, Maryland
CHILDREN: Elizabeth, Patrick, Timothy
RESIDENCE ADDRESS: 151 Longfellow Drive Millersville, Maryland 21108
MAILING ADDRESS: 8028 Ritchie Highway, Suite 303 Pasadena, Maryland 21122
EDUCATION: Loyola College, Maryland; University of Baltimore School of Law
OTHER: Michael has, for 18 years, been a partner with his brother Stephen in the Pasadena, Maryland law firm of Peroutka & Peroutka. Inspired by his parents, Anthony and Elizabeth, Michael was called to public service at an early age, providing leadership in support of the right to life, the right to keep and bear arms, and other Constitutional causes. Michael resigned from a position with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services when he recognized that none of the programs on which he was working were Constitutionally permissible.

Michael Anthony Peroutka is the only Presidential Nominee running on a platform acknowledging the Equal Footing Doctrine, whereby Alaska should receive the same benefits of Statehood, as did the original thirteen states.

He is the only Presidential Nominee who vows to enforce our immigration laws, secure our borders and protect the lives and property of all law-abiding Americans by halting the illegal alien invasion.

Michael Anthony Peroutka will:
- Return Federal land held in Alaska to Alaska and Alaskans, and not sell Alaskan Islands to Russia.

-Stop the undeclared wars which are daily costing American lives and billions of tax dollars;
-Stop reckless spending, including foreign aid, and take care of America’s domestic needs;

-Get rid of the Federal income tax, and restore a tariff based revenue system;

-Immediately terminate international trade agreements such as NAFTA, WTO, the proposed CAFTA and FTAA, and stop sending high paying American jobs to foreign countries;

-Uphold God-ordained marriage and defend America's moral and family values;

-Protect the right to life of all unborn innocent children;

-Get the Federal Government out of the Education business and allow parents to control the education of their own children;

-Uphold Second Amendment rights; and

-Restore a debt free, interest free money system;

If you are concerned about the future of our nation and our children, for God, Family and Republic, vote Peroutka!