I am supporting Representative Paul Seaton for re-election. Alaska is currently pumping $9-10 billion worth of oil per year with zero net benefit to the general fund. We have fields where the State has paid a hefty percentage of development costs that will not yield production taxes until the price exceeds $80. In Cook Inlet we are paying tax credits that make no economic sense what-so -ever and never will. Paul Seaton has worked tirelessly to bring some kind of sanity to our oil tax structure. He has 14 years of seniority and is a committee chair. This last session he was one of the most effective legislators willing to stand against the interests of big oil. Quite literally, we are in a fight with big oil for the future of this state. Mr. Seaton is the right candidate for the job.