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Community Involvement

The Battle of the Bridge Hockey Edition
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Rep. McCarty, along with many others, came to cheer on The Mustangs in The Battle of the Bridge: Hockey Edition, which was on the night of the 4th at the Mac Center.
There was also a School-Wide Toys-For-Tots Competition in which everyone was a winner. The Mustangs did win 3 to 1 over the Wolves.
The Merry Merchant Munch Lighting Event is a free community event that has school choirs, friendly vendors handing sweet treats & warm drinks, Santa, sleigh rides, and more.
Special guest Santa McCarty came bearing gifts and assisted with the lighting of the Tree Ceremony that night.
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Rep. McCarty Meets with Ms. King's 6th grade class via zoom on Tuesdays. He's helping them understand the lawmaking process. He has the "Alaska Bill Bear" with him in Juneau while he's working on a bill. He plans to have all of the sponsors of his bill sign the Bill Bear, to show the students how representatives from all over the state come together to make things happen for Alaska. 

April 2, 2021
It was an honor to meet with the Chugiak High Boys Basketball Team to commend them on all of their hard work this season and to congratulate them for their first State Championship game appearance in 15 years at the Alaska State 4A Basketball Tournament last weekend.
Way to go Mustangs! What a great group of student athletes!
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Local Issues

January 22nd 2021

It was recently reported that the Alaska Department of Administration (DOA) is proposing to close six Division of Motor Vehicles offices, including the Eagle River office.  The DOA says that these six offices generate little revenue, and closing the six offices would save $600,000.  I have discussed the proposed closures with the other Representatives that this proposal may impact, and am considering which course of action, if any, is best to take. If you have recent experiences with the Eagle River DMV, or if you have an opinion on this potential closure, I would love to hear from you at .

Community Councils

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Miss Alaska High School is from District 13

During my last visit home I presented a letter of recognition to one of my constituents, Bethany Greenlund, who holds the Miss Alaska High School 2021 title. The letter also included signatures from several other legislators who have accepted her AK Kind Challenge.


I visited with Ms. Greenlund and learned that, like myself, she has an enthusiasm for aviation and will soon be training to get her pilot’s license. She also told me about her free ride skiing team. I informed Bethany of my current trade schools bill for high school students, HB 108, and introduced her to our “Bill Bear” who will be signed by co-sponsors of the bill.  


Bethany recently visited Juneau and was able to meet other Alaska legislators outside the capitol building. I am proud to represent a district that has such inspiring youth as Ms. Greenlund.  Click here to learn more about Bethany and her kindness challenge.

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