Scott Hawkins, republican candidate for Governor in 2018, vowed to fix the state financial problems, improve schools and keep the capital in Juneau if elected.
Hawkins started his career as an economist for the state, then became a businessman, and head of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Most recently he has started two successful businesses in the state and employs over 200 people.
Hawkins said he is running for Governor because the state is headed in the wrong direction, “Our current governor is a nice guy, but the policies are wrong. The voters know it. Two out of three Alaskans in recent polls said we are headed in the wrong direction with the economy, our fiscal situation, and crime.”
Hawkins said he is a political newcomer and his position as an outsider should help in this election, “I was not part of the problem. I was not in the legislature when the spending spree occurred over multiple year. I haven’t been apart of the bad policies put in place. The other two republican candidates are former or sitting legislators. I think its a bad year to run as a legislator.”