(Anchorage, Alaska) – The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors announced their endorsement of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan for reelection to the United States Senate. Sen. Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on Jan. 6, 2015. He is known as one of the Senate’s most effective lawmakers. Sen. Sullivan serves on the Armed Services, Commerce, Veterans Affairs, and Environment and Public Works committees.
“We are proud to endorse U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan for reelection,” said BSNC President & CEO Gail R. Schubert, “He is effective and his proven track record of advocating for Alaskans is what our state needs. We are also grateful for his work resulting in the recent transfer of land at Cape Spencer/Port Clarence to BSNC as partial fulfillment of our ANCSA land entitlement as envisioned by the original BSNC Board of Directors.”
Senator Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service. He is currently an infantry officer and Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past 25 years, Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves. He is the only member of the U.S. Senate still serving in the military.
This endorsement represents the position of BSNC’s Board of Directors. BSNC encourages shareholders and descendants of voting age to exercise their right to elect a candidate of their choice and to vote. Every vote counts and Alaska Native representation matters.