George Wuerch

George Wuerch served as mayor of Anchorage from 2000-2003. Prior to that he served on the Anchorage Assembly, as chair. He was elected chair of the board of directors of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Mr Wuerch is a retired US Marine Corp officer of 21 years.

"I greatly admire the way Cathy has handled meetings and the clarity of her analysis of political issues. I believe Cathy is one of the best and brightest of Alaskans willing to serve the political process."

Sportsmen's Conservation Alliance PAC

SCA-PAC is made up of representatives of Alaska's leading sportsman's groups, including Safari Club International Alaska Chapter, Kenai River Sportfishing Association and a representative from the NRA State Committee. Its membership is dedicated to conservation, scientific management of fish and wildlife, and preserving the traditions of fishing and hunting.

"The Board of Directors of SCA-PAC has decided to endorse your candidacy for Senate District N. The Board evaluated the candidates in this race and made its decision on the best available information. Based on several factors we felt an endorsement of your candidacy was appropriate for Alaska's hunting and fishing community."


ProsperityAlaska promotes responsible economic development, fiscal policy and general prosperity by educating, engaging and empowering Alaskans on important public policy issues. We believe that business owners and employees alike have a huge stake in a healthy Alaska business climate. By disseminating high quality information and providing access to leading edge Internet tools, we help Alaskans shape their future.

"Though still a freshman, Sen. Giessel has earned a reputation as one of the brightest, hardest working members of the legislature. Her positions are clear and straightforward. She can be counted on without fail to advocate for jobs, economic development and business prosperity. An easy choice. Thumbs Way Up."

Loren Leman

Loren Leman is a civil engineer and fisherman who was raised in Ninilchik, where he and his family fish for salmon. This summer the Lemans experienced the same economic disaster as other setnetters on the Kenai Peninsula. Loren was Lieutenant Governor from 2002 through 2006 and before that served in the Legislature for 14 years. He currently works in engineering consulting with Michael L. Foster & Associates in Eagle River and serves on several educational and community service boards.

"Cathy Giessel was clearly one of the best new legislative candidates in 2010--and during the past two years she validated the confidence voters placed in her. We need her continued vision, leadership and hard work."

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

As a State Senator, you have been a stalwart supporter and defender of free enterprise, small business, and the merit shop construction industry in Alaska. You have worked tirelessly on important issues that have a direct impact on the economy of our state and the businesses that employ Alaskans. In particular, your efforts as a member of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee to ensure that workers compensation legislation and proposed reforms to the system would benefit and protect all employers and injured workers, led the ABC of Alaska Legislative Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors to unanimously support and approve your nomination as 2012 Legislator of the Year.

Steve Floerchinger, MD

Dr. Steve Floerchinger is a life-long Alaskan and alumnus of the WWAMI (WA, WY, AK, MT, ID) Medical School program. Dr. Floerchinger is a general and thoracic surgeon here in Anchorage. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.

Rebecca Logan

Rebecca Logan has a long resume of leadership in the Anchorage community. She is presently the General Manager of the Alaska Industry Support Alliance. Prior to that she served for many years as the Executive Director of Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska. She has served two terms on the Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors, leading the board as chair. She is a small business owner.

"We need elected officials who don't play political games and don't compromise their principles. Cathy Giessel is that person."

Rick Rios

Anchorage School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator. Acting Director of Career & Technical Education (1999-2011)

As the Anchorage School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator and Acting Director, I was deeply interest in education issues. Cathy Giessel is a strong supporter of education that WORKS. Students that connect education with their future career choices are more likely to stay in school, graduate, go to college and get a legacy job in a lasting career. Getting students ready to be community contributors rather than community users is Cathy Giessel's highest education priority. She is a candidate that supports better education not bigger more expensive education. Cathy knows that Alaskans want their children to succeed as productive contributors to themselves, their families and their communities. In her initial term in Juneau, Cathy co-sponsored and passed the first major state legislative investments in Career and Vocational Education in twenty years. She makes things happen and gets work done. Cathy Giessel is honest, forward thinking, inspirational and competent. I am working for Cathy Giessel for Senator.

National Rifle Association

[Giessel's] strong support for the Second Amendment and working knowledge of the issues surrounding this most important debate are greatly appreciated. Senator Giessel is recognized with an "A+" rating in 2012 and 2014. (Senator Giessel was given an "A" rating in her first election to the State Senate in 2010.)

Ilona Farr MD

Ilona Farr, MD, is a business owner and family practice physician in Anchorage. She is a life-long Alaskan with a passion to see healthcare access for all Alaskans, especially senior citizens.

"Cathy is an extremely knowledgeable, hard working Alaskan who understands the need for oil and gas development, the need to challenge the expensive restrictive tenants of Obamacare, and the importance of fiscal responsibility in our state government. I endorse her wholeheartedly for the Alaska Senate Seat P."

Alaska Right to Life

Larry Stinson, MD

Partner owner of Advanced Medical Centers of Alaska, with offices in Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks.

"I am a graduate of the University of Alaska, the WWAMI medical program, and a physician who strongly supports Cathy Giessel's candidacy. I have had the privilege to work on the Alaska State Medical Board, the Governor's transition team for Health and Social services, and the Alaska Health Care Commission. This has given me the opportunity to work with many of our state's leaders on complex issues. Cathy has been an integral participant in finding solutions to these vexing problems. Her leadership, knowledge, and experience is unmatched by any other candidate. The Senate is not where someone should go for on the job training especially when unique expertise is readily available. Her dedication and professionalism has earned Cathy the honor of being our Senator."

United Fishermen of Alaska Fish PAC

United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) Fish PAC is a statewide organization representing thirty-seven commercial fishing organizations from fisheries throughout Alaska and its offshore waters, and these fisheries collectively produce more than half of U.S. domestic seafood production. UFA's mission is "to promote and protect the Alaska common interests of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska's social and economic well being"...

On behalf of United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), I am pleased to inform you that the UFA Board of Directors has voted to endorse your candidacy for Senate District [N] of the Alaska State Legislature... we appreciate your knowledge and willingness to listen to our concerns. We do not issue press releases regarding our endorsements, but we will communicate our endorsements to our current paid members by mail in accordance with Alaska Public Office Commission regulations. You may use the UFA endorsement as you wish, within campaign laws.

Representative Mike Hawker, District 27

Mike Hawker has served his District in the House since 2002.

"Working across the Legislature with Senator Giessel, we have been able to address road improvement, rights of way, and drainage issues important to our districts."

Dave Harbour

*Lifetime as Gas and Petroleum expert *Involved in Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976 and 2004 *Served as Co-Vice Chair of Gas Committee for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. *NARUC's representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission *Chair of Gas Committee for Western Conference of Public Utility Commissioners. *Atlantic Richfield Company, Director of government relations in Alaska and Washington *Past Chairman of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Council on Economic Education, and Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation-Alaska *Past President of the American Bald Eagle Foundation and the Alaska Press Club *He assisted in founding Anchorage's Saturday Market, the Eisenhower-Alaska Statehood Monument Foundation, Arctic Power, the Alliance, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, and served as a commissioner of Anchorage's Heritage Land Bank, Television Commissioner on the Anchorage Organizing Committee (Olympics), and Commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission. *Regulatory Commission of Alaska in 2008 *Chaired energy conferences and panels in Anchorage, Calgary, Inuvik, Edmonton, Houston and Washington. *Produces "Northern Gas Pipelines" e-news.

"I support Cathy Giessel for her solid integrity, her high intelligence, her traditional American values--which also embrace Alaskan pioneering values of hard work and independence. I also support Cathy because she is the best listener I have ever known and very good about remembering what she heard and acting upon her knowledge guided by her wonderful compassion and judgment. She has become very well versed--in a short time--on state finances and policy issues. In short, she is one of the best new candidates in the state. Having her in the legislature will be like having a sister you admire, respect and trust representing you."

Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association (KPFA) is a 501 (c) (6) trade organization which has been a South Central commercial fishing community advocate group for over 50 years. Originally formed as a cooperative group many of our fishing families remain cooperative as small businesses to this day.

"We are pleased to announce that the KPFA Board of Directors has voted to support you for re-election in your 2012 Senate District N campaign. Our Directors and members appreciate your efforts and understanding of the commercial fishing industry. Our mission is "Ensuring the Sustainability of Our Fishery Resources."

Alaska Outdoor Council

AOC Mission: "Dedicated to the preservation of outdoor pursuits in Alaska - hunting, fishing, trapping, and public access - and conservation of the habitats upon which they depend." AOC Vision: "To unite the voices of our membership and member clubs to effectively represent their outdoor interests in all facets of public policy."

"The Alaska Outdoor Council is continuously involved in a number of a policy issues that directly affect you - the hunter, fisher, trapper, ATV-er, outdoor enthusiast. The Alaska Outdoor Council has spoken with candidates, reviewed voting records and compared written questionnaire responses and judges these candidates the best choice to support hunting, fishing, trapping and the other outdoor activities important to our members. CATHY GIESSEL is a strong supporter of the Alaska outdoor lifestyle."

Paid for by Re-Elect Senator Cathy Giessel for State Senate, 12701 Ridgewood Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99516