"I have worked hard alongside my neighbors, great local leaders, and my fellow assemblymen for nine great years making improvements in how we did business as a city and raising the standards by which we choose to live in this great state. I built a reputation for being budget-conscious and focusing on integrity and ethics in local government. I believe we can all work together to succeed here in one of the most amazing communities in this country and I am prepared and excited to move forward serving you with energy and dependability you've come to expect in me."


Establishing a Comprehensive and Sustainable Fiscal Plan...

I'm committed to using my budgetary talents and expertise to assist in developing an all-encompassing fiscal plan that works for the betterment of the State of Alaska.  I've developed a reputation as a champion of fiscal responsibility while serving as Director of the Assembly Budget and Legislative Service Office and also while serving on the Assembly.  My commitment to keeping citizens informed on how the Assembly allocated tax dollars has always been a priority and will continue to be at the state level.  I chaired the Assembly Budget and Finance Committee and drafted the first-ever Budget/Finance Committee Work Plan which ensured quarterly reviews of Department budgets, Anchorage School District Budgets, annual reviews of labor agreements, and other various avenues for improving operation efficiencies.

My financial achievements while on the assembly produced results at the local level. In the state legislature, I'd like to develop a similar work plan that would serve as a guideline to creating a stronger fiscal future for Alaskans.

Keeping our Streets, Homes and Businesses Safe...

I believe that public safety is a basic necessity within any community. Elvi plans to work with other members of the legislature in an effort to ensure that revenue sharing is maintained in order to assist communities in providing the adequate number of sworn officers, firefighters, and other emergency service men and women which will provide our citizens with a sense of security and safety.


In the past, Elvi has been an active part of initiatives to include Take Back Our Park (aka TBOP), a working group of community members and municipal staff with a mission of encouraging residents and businesses to work together to provide safe, clean and enjoyable park within Campbell Park. She also recognizes that public safety includes ensuring that all citizens have access to sufficient health care; therefore, maintaining funding for Medicaid is essential.

 

 
 

I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE PFD IS TO OUR FAMILIES

I strongly support constitutionally protecting the Permanent Fund Dividend for current and future generations.

 
 

 

Strengthening Alaska's Infrastructure for a Brighter Future...

Maintaining and improving Anchorage’s infrastructure is vital for economic growth and will also provide sustainable jobs for the hardworking men and women within our community.  Elvi will continue to work diligently to provide resources and support that aid in developing and expanding the economy for our citizens.

Education contributes to the economic growth of our community...

Elvi realizes that our children are one of the most important investments we can make within our community – they are our future. For that reason, it is essential that the base student allocation is increased and appropriations are forward funded in order to avoid unnecessary layoffs. During her 36 years in Alaska, Elvi has worked with youth within our community, providing guidance and serving as a mentor. She has made various presentations on local government in our high schools and the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She has always supported funding the Anchorage School District at a level that best serves our 48,000+ students.  Elvi supported and encouraged legislators to create a post-secondary education scholarship grant program and co-sponsored legislation to urge elected officials to communicate the importance of staying in school to our students.   Ensuring adequate state funding to continue to support the University is also of the utmost importance.


 

Elvi is committed to making our State the best place to live, work, and play.