Alaska Senate Democrats
QUICK SUBSCRIBE
FACEBOOK link  TWITTER link  YOUTUBE link  RSS link
Home » Caucus Press » PRESS STATEMENT: Sen. Gardner Responds to Democrat Donny Olson Joining Republican Caucus

PRESS STATEMENT: Sen. Gardner Responds to Democrat Donny Olson Joining Republican Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) Responds to the Decision of Senator Donny Olson (D-Golovin) to Leave the Democratic Caucus

JUNEAU – “Naturally we are disappointed to lose Senator Olson from our caucus, but we acknowledge every legislator’s responsibility to make decisions which they feel are in the best interest of their district.

“We are, however, pleased that the Republican majority caucus will benefit from the influence of a new member with strong progressive values and interests like support for public education, and Medicaid expansion.

“We wish Senator Olson well in the Republican caucus as they take on the urgent responsibility of creating a fiscal plan. We continue to look forward to seeing that plan, including their proposed cuts and new revenues.”

For more information contact Jeanne Devon, Press Secretary for the Alaska Senate Democrats, 465-5319.

###

 

facebooktwittermail

Tags: , ,