Issues

There are many issues the legislature will be dealing with and this is only a small snapshot of my two-year plan. As I walk and talk with District 20 residents over next few months, I look forward to hearing the issues that are important to you and your family. 

REDUCE CRIME

The legislature passed SB 91 and went back to try and improve the law after it passed. The law has been improved but we still are experiencing problems in our communities. Elias will work on solutions with our local leaders to make our neighborhoods safe again. 

LESSEN HOMELESSNESS

The State needs to be a better partner with our municipalities and we need to find compassionate solutions to our homelessness issues in Anchorage and across the State. Elias will work tirelessly to make this happen. 

IMPROVE EDUCATION

Elias is a proponent of forward funding education, increasing BSA funding, and will work to change the culture in Juneau so lawmakers respect the teaching profession. 

ENACT A FISCAL PLAN

We need to do better. Last legislative session there was progress made by the Majority House Coalition but the plan died in the State Senate. Elias will work toward a bipartisan solution when developing a fiscal plan that will pass both Houses and signed into law to Alaska.

ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATION

We need to ensure all our citizens are protected from discrimination. No one should be discriminated against in housing, employment, credit, or public accommodations. Elias will continue working on passing a statewide anti-discrimination law that includes protections for our LGBTQ community through the House and Senate and signed into law.