Alaska in Brief

Q&A with 2022 Alaska governor candidate Sir William James Nemec II

By: - July 28, 2022 1:06 am

Alaska governor candidate Sir William James Nemec II is seen in an undated photo provided to the Alaska Division of Elections. (Handout photo)

The Alaska Beacon asked Alaska’s 10 governor candidates to answer a 15-question survey about their positions on a variety of issues. Read all of their responses here. Answers have not been edited.

Sir William James Nemec II, undeclared candidate from Healy

Yes/no questions

Do you support a constitutional convention?

Did not answer

Should the Alaska Constitution be amended to protect the roughly $30 billion in the Permanent Fund that currently isn’t constitutionally protected?


Should Alaska spend public money to ensure a natural gas pipeline is built?


Do you think the state prioritizes commercial and sport fishing over subsistence fishing?

Did not answer

Would you allow a bill limiting transgender athletes to become law with or without your signature?


Open-ended questions

How should the state of Alaska set the amount of the Permanent Fund dividend each year?

No it’s should be a formal as it really account by the market

What’s Alaska’s biggest need, and how would you address it?

Constitutional rights within the law and two weeks food supply I. Emergency not met and emergency fuel supply

What policies and laws should Alaska follow with regard to abortion?

Vote on local level life is the most important

How should the state reduce the threat of gun violence and mass shootings?

Not a demand needed IN. ALASKA

How much should a governor’s faith or religion determine state law and policy?

You vote the man by how he has a heart for the people and their needs by his character the checks and balances system is very sound you get the man for who he is

What should the state do to improve retention of public employees, including teachers?

The collective bargaining is by the needs being met and the budget affordable

What does an ideal state ferry system look like?

Well the price of fuel makes a problem the cost when the state is in shortage is to change dependably on the ferry it needs to be addressed by the local area and how commerce can support freight by the combinations of ticket costs and freight costs. Note overhead cost of freight is tax deductible. If this can be reignited to a cost plus advantage would help

What, if any, changes does the state need to make to ensure voting is equitable and secure?

Many everyone knows their is foul play in Alaska election as a majority I also see this. Simplify the process we have small population make it simple to monitor

What do you intend to do about the poor returns of salmon in the Yukon and Kuskokwim drainages, and what are the main causes of the problems?

Adjust business to diversify business SUPPLY AND DEMAND RULES BUSINESS. Water temp moves and foriner business in our waters increases shortage FISH LESS AND LISTEN TO FISHERMAN THAT READ THE WATER. THEY KNOW THE SAFE DEMAND.

What, if any, changes should be made to Alaska’s school funding system?

Yes return to old school tax system every new job hire gets a dedignated tax change back to designated tax like in 1970s

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James Brooks
James Brooks

James Brooks is a longtime Alaska reporter, having previously worked at the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he is married to Caitlyn Ellis, owns a house in Juneau and has a small sled dog named Barley. He can be contacted at [email protected]