Mike Chenault on Corporations
I know how business works and I know how government works
Rep. Mike Chenault visited the Sitka Chamber of Commerce and gave the group some background on his story in Alaska. "I've lived on the Kenai Peninsula for 50 years," Chenault said. "I met a gal, been married for 40 years. I have 5 kids and 4 grand dogs.
For a number of years we ran a family construction business that at any one time employed up to 525 employees. So I do know about making a payroll. I know how business works. Also I have a second career: I was elected to the House of Representatives in
2001, and I've served in that body until this year. I was the co-chair of the operating budget for four years, and I was also speaker of the House for eight years. So I know how government works, or how it should work."
Chenault lost his job as
speaker in 2016, when three of his fellow Republicans aligned with Democrats to create a bipartisan majority. In 2014, Alaskans also put an independent in the governor's office, Bill Walker, and Chenault doesn't think it's been going that well.
Source: Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race
, May 21, 2018
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