Michael D. Sheldon

Michael D. Sheldon
Office: Governor of Alaska
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation: Republican
Next Election: 2018
City: Petersburg

Hello my name is Michael Sheldon. Just a brief history of my life as a resident of Alaska. I was born and raised in Petersburg, Alaska and have lived in Petersburg, for the past 61 years. I am honored to announce my Gubernatorial Candidacy for Governor of Alaska in 2018 Primary Election. My history has always been for the common people of Alaska, who believes Alaskans for Alaska as for the People and by the People. Our future administration will support all economic development opportunities to progress our Alaskan Economy forward and draw us out of this present recession under the Walker administration.

Some of my campaign do process promises:

1). Fully Restored PFD, as established in 1981. We intend to give back the money capped by the legislature and Governor in the past few years of the Walker administration. We plan to restore the formula for the permanent fund dividend distribution by using funds with a five year average formula for consistency and stability as set in State law, as previously calculated. It's our Alaskan right and tradition “shall be restored.” To further protect your PFD, our government will move to work on a constitutional amendment that protects any restructuring of the fund by the legislators from the House, Senate and Governor by placing protections on the fund. So let it be known, that any such actions of restructuring the PFD fund will be decided by the people as to vote on the issue by the PFD shareholders of Alaska.

2). Renegotiate fair contracts with oil companies. We will in good faith negotiate and develop appropriate measures to ensure the continued development and production of oil as the first and best option for Alaska. We will focus on production and not just exploration as previous administrations have done.

3). Create Jobs in Alaska, such as Timber, Roads, etc. to build our economy's strength. We will provide opportunities for grants to develop our timber industry in line with other like industries within the state. We will seek to restore, locally produced materials and put our forest industry back to work in the southeast, Alaska area.

4). Establish a sustainable Budget that will maintain a balanced fiscal budget. We intent to build a budget that will reflect the current population base and reign in the excess spending that we currently have, which is a burden on our economy. From the top of our state to the bottom we will seek to find less expensive ways of doing business from extending the life of equipment to eliminating unnecessary positions and bringing the funds back to sustainable or better than viable fiscal plans.

5). Build Hydro Power plants as an alternative power to help resolve high energy prices in Alaska. We plan on capitalizing on infrastructure projects that will have a high return and benefit most Alaskans. All projects will be developed based on this principle of efficiency and the safe harnessing of power through state grants to the private sector for promoting clean energy.

6). We will encourage new oil exploration. Oil must continue to be the focus of our administration as prospecting, exploration has found massive finds within the State and Federal lands. It is imperative that we work closely with the EPA and other agencies to get these programs online and producing.

7). We support HB250 that will abolish abortion. We will work with David Eastman and help to pass HB250 in securing the future protection of every child and the rights of the unborn.

We also support HB251 a sister bill to protect HB250 from all Judges of Alaska superseding the act to override HB250 by lawless acts against it.

8). Our administration will be an advocate for Alaska Native rights, their governments, and organizations. We will work with and help to develop programs that promote an effective and efficient working relationship between all communities within the state. We will look to build roads, bridges, and infrastructure that will support and sustain these communities. Additionally, we will find ways to use shared resources and other ideas to lower state costs by contracting within each community to help build a sustainable economy. And finally, our administration will protect the subsistence lifestyle in Alaska for generations to come.

9). We will build refineries for lower energy costs. We Intend to add refinery capacity to the state and utilize additional energy as a cost-saving measure to help lower energy cost in the country as another economic energy to be developed.

10). Tap as many oil wells as possible to build our economy and infrastructure. We will seek to acquire land from the federal government and develop it to the full capacity and promote the easement and access needed to procure these critical increased capacity requirements.

11). Tax tourism to the National Standard Average. Tourism will continue to be one of the primary focusing points of our administration, and we need to harness the nation standard taxes and fees required to support this growth. We look to add more ports and other destinations to the travel industry as we build this vital economic resource.

12). Regulate overspending on capital projects operating funds. We must have incentives to motivate our government agencies, not waste money and help them extend contracts and other needed projects through private contracts, that can match or exceed the local requirements are necessary to complete projects on-time and under budget.

13). All-State buildings abandoned, shall be auctioned. All-State equipment managed in a way that keeps maintenance costs down and helps us build and strengthen the private sector. More extended equipment depreciation methods and less time to keep and maintain unused structures will help reduce over expenditures on State-funded dollars. Each asset needed to be operated within its useful life and extended for a more extended period. Other buildings need to privatize and sold so that the recapitalized funds can be used to facilitate additional requirements.

14). No State taxation of the citizens of Alaska.

15). Utilize minerals that are prevalent in our state. We need to recognize and protect our environment and at the same time fast-track projects that make sense and develop the natural resources in a way that we can provide opportunities for the communities of our great state.

16). Rejuvenate the timber industry in Southeast Alaska.

17). Remove fluoride from all Alaskan community water reservoirs by legislative action to submit a ballot vote of the people of this State.

18). Repeal SB91, so that we can reinstate the power back to law enforcement and the State Court System. We need to restore in good faith the security of hard-earned resources and protect the public economies into the future through security and safety for the people.

19). What part of illegal immigrants do we not understand! No sanctuary Cities in Alaska.

I humbly ask you all to Elect Michael D. Sheldon for Alaskan Governor in 2018.