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Members Organize New Liberty Caucus


10 Members will highlight their focus on fiscal discipline, personal responsibility, limited government, family values, and free enterprise

Tuesday, February 02, 2010, Juneau, Alaska – A group of lawmakers in the Alaska State House of Representatives announced today that they have formed the Liberty Caucus to promote conservative principles in state government. The caucus’ guiding principles are fiscal discipline, personal responsibility, constitutionally-limited government, respect for family values, and free enterprise.

The caucus hopes to provide a forum for improved communications and more effective representation of a new and growing conservative constituency in Alaska. House Finance Committee member Mike Kelly, R-Fairbanks, was asked to act as spokesman for the caucus pending officer elections after the group is up to speed.

“The Liberty Caucus seeks to turn government behavior toward the principles of our nation’s founders,” Kelly said. “The caucus is concerned with what they perceive as government seeking more power and control at the expense of personal liberty and state’s rights.”

Founding members of the caucus are:

Rep. Carl Gatto, R-Palmer                       Rep. John Harris, R-Valdez

Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla                       Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Fairbanks
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