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Story Last modified at 10:29 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sen. Con Bunde bids farewell to his constituents


Outgoing Sen. Con Bunde, District P
PHOTO courtesy Con Bunde

Dear Neighbors:

It has been a unique honor and privilege to have served as your Representative and Senator for these past 18 years. I am convinced that only in District P and only in Alaska could a once "non-politico" such as myself be given the incredible opportunity and challenge to serve and represent our district full of diverse, talented and thoughtful residents.

My service in the Legislature has always been an interesting, and at most times, enjoyable journey. ... and always a humbling experience.

I am very grateful for the opportunity you have given me to be part of Alaska's political process and I again thank you for all your communications; your thoughts, comments, rants, agreements and disagreements have all helped make for better government...(and made my job sometimes easier, sometimes more challenging, but truly an adventure!)

My wife, Becky, and I are moving into retirement with great anticipation. We love this state and we will always treasure Alaska where politics remain local and personal, and where one individual and one vote can still make a difference.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all God's blessings.


Con Bunde

P.S For those of you who may have somehow missed the past campaign season, Senate District P has been left in the capable hands of Senator-elect Cathy Giessel. Since I always promised to keep your emails and contact information confidential, I suggest you contact Cathy's office directly if you wish to maintain email correspondence and request to be added to her constituent contact list.

Remember, participation improves the political process!

Call her at 907-465-4843 or e-mail her at

Her phone and email will not be officially set up until mid-January so write a reminder to yourself to contact her in a few weeks.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.