As a 31-year resident, tour operator and ski shop owner, I heartily endorse Norm Smith for a continued term on the borough assembly.  Here’s why: His no nonsense attention to detail and responsibility over how our taxes are spent and what services we are provided; his long term understanding of how the fragile economy of Haines has kept in balance and his vision for a sound future; his 40-plus years of experience in Alaska tourism and his understanding of Haines’ hospitality industry; and, his proven record representing, and being responsive to a much broader spectrum of our neighbors than his opponent. Norm has committed a big part of his life to our community and for the value of his experience alone, has no peers. In a time when our borough government needs continuity, your best choice for all the households and small businesses of Haines is a vote for Norm Smith.

Dan Egolf