Pete Kelly for the Alaska State Senate
This was the website for Pete Kelly's 2014 campaign for the Alaska State Senate
Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate took place in 2014.
Pete Kellywas unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly defeated Roselius in the general election. Content below is from the site's 2014 archived pages.
Born: Fairbanks, Alaska
Family: Wife - Perri 33 years.
Children - Devin, Katlin, Dominic.
Monroe High School Graduated 1974,
Bachelor of Science – Management, Liberty
University, Virginia 1996
Heavy Equipment Operator
Real Estate Agent
Sales Manager, K101FM
Owner, Kelly Communications
Director of State Relations, University of Alaska.
Special Assistant to the Governor
Alaska State Senate 1999-2003, 2012-2014
State House 1995-1999
Co-Chair Senate Finance 1999-2003, 2012-2014
Member House Finance Committee
Member Senate Resource Committee
Chair University Budget Subcommittee
Chair Health and Social Services Budget Subcommitte
I am unapologetically pro-life and I will vote against expansion and for restriction of abortions. I have no intention of fighting fair to remove this travesty from our state. Since
Roe V. Wade in 1973, 54 million American lives have been snuffed out before they were even allowed to celebrate their first birthday.
There is a word for this kind of public policy – Wrong. For those who have had an abortion you need to know there is a world view that opens its arms to you in forgiveness. We invite you to put the past behind you and stand with us in the fight against this American Holocaust. We are accountable for this moment in time and history will judge us harshly for allowing this to happen on our watch.
I couldn't believe my ears when I heard an American president tell business people: “If you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that! Somebody else made that happen”.
Unfortunately, this leftist thinking isn’t limited to Washington DC and it has infected some of our politicians in Alaska as well.
I am proud to say: I support Alaskan entrepreneurs now and have done so throughout my career..
Our culture is coming apart at the seams. Our schools sponsor gay and lesbian pride day then restrict kids from saying the pledge of allegiance. Teenage girls are restricted from wearing apparel that reflects their faith, but are allowed to wear tank tops that say “Porn Star”. In my tenure as a legislator I have been privileged to stand in the gap for Alaskan families. Among other pieces of pro-family legislation I sponsored the House version of the Constitutional Amendment to define marriage and passed the bill to reverse a judge’s decision to mandate that the state pay for health benefits to the boyfriends and girlfriends of state employees.
“…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This is not a complicated concept to me.
My view of environmental groups could not get any lower. Like the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels these groups have tied down the giant of our economy. Companies that come to Alaska can expect to be stuck for years waiting for approval of permits that take about a month in Louisiana. How absurd that Shell was forced to wait 5 years after spending $5 billion. Companies are becoming less and less willing to risk doing business here. Instead, they are moving to North Dakota where they can avoid the swarm of silk suited lawyers who are committed to shut Alaska down and make a huge profit in the process.
There are many issues facing Alaskans, but the most concerning at this time for the people of Fairbanks is energy and the cost of oil. I am more than willing to talk with people about any of their concerns, so please don't hesitate to ask me when I knock on your door. Thanks for your interest, and your support in November.
Sometimes the discussion about the gas line gets very confusing. We talk about in-state gas, the ASAP line and the AKLNG Project. We throw out acronyms like AGIA, ANGDA and AGDC and if that isn’t confusing enough we include the oil tax debate and talk about ACES and SB21. Sometimes we get historical and recall the bullet line, the stranded gas act, the All Alaska Line and the Port Authority, or reminisce about HB9, which later turned into HB 4. Confused? Be thankful I’ve edited for brevity. There’s more but I'll spare you. ....
We must get the pipeline filled again. Fewer barrels through the line mean fewer jobs for our families; and since we have declined from a peak of two million barrels per day down to 575 thousand – we’ve lost a lot of jobs.
There are reasons for this and it has nothing to do with a decline of oil up north. There are about 40 billion barrels of economically recoverable oil up there and we have the infrastructure and the expertise to develop it. So what’s the problem? The problem is nonsensical, radical, left wing environmentalism ....
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) more commonly referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a plague that is devastating many Alaskan families. Though the number of people actually born with the disorder is relatively low, about 120 per year, the costs associated with it are very high. Each baby born with FASD will cost the state between $1 million and $4 million by the time they reach eighteen years old. Unfortunately, many, upon reaching adulthood, end up in prison and the costs at that point are not currently tracked, so we can assume they are even substantially higher than we surmise.