PRESS RELEASE: United Fishermen of Alaska Endorses Senator Dan Sullivan for Re-election

United Fishermen of Alaska Endorses Senator Dan Sullivan for Re-election

Endorsement is “Result of Sullivan’s Leadership and Effectiveness on Behalf of Alaska’s Fishing Community”

ANCHORAGE, AK – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has received the endorsement of United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) for re-election to the United States Senate.

“UFA’s endorsement of Senator Sullivan is a result of his demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in advancing the interests of Alaska’s fisheries and fishermen across the state,” said UFA President Matt Alward. “Time and time again, Dan Sullivan has stood up for Alaska fishermen and coastal communities. Whether it was spearheading through Congress a permanent exemption to the EPA’s overburdensome regulations for incidental discharge from fishing vessels, advancing efforts to reduce and remove tariffs on Alaska seafood, working across the aisle to pass sweeping marine debris and ocean clean-up legislation, or securing critical relief for Alaska fishermen and their families in the face of COVID-19. We look forward to working with the Senator to further improve the Alaskan fishing industry and address issues of importance to our members and the communities in which they live and work.”

“Throughout his first term, Senator Sullivan has been approachable, trustworthy, and an effective advocate for commercial fishermen, and we are pleased to continue this partnership in the coming years,” said UFA Executive Director Frances Leach.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the UFA, an organization that has been instrumental in the continued success of Alaska’s fishing industry,” said Senator Dan Sullivan. “It has been my privilege to work with the UFA to secure big wins for Alaska, and I’m excited to continue working to strengthen our coastal communities, bolster our fisheries, and enhance Alaska’s place as the Superpower of Seafood.”

To read the full UFA press release: click here.

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