I am a lifelong Alaskan. My family has lived here for generations. Ketchikan is our forever home. As a young man, I served in the US Army as a Ranger in the 275th Ranger Battalion with deployments in Honduras and Panama. After the military I attended college at Franklin Pierce University in Washington State and then returned to Alaska.
After serving in the Military, I became an Alaska State Trooper. I served the State for over 25 years as a Trooper, retiring at the rank of Acting Commander of Troopers in Southeast Alaska. I also served the State Legislature for ten years as a Legislative Liaison, responsible for research and legislative reports.
I was asked to run for Borough Assembly in 2016 and served until 2019, after which I was elected Borough Mayor. I have found creative ways to help save the community millions and help bring in millions in State and Federal funding.
As a retiree, I am able to work 40 hours a week as Mayor for the community. This is my full-time day-job. I have been appointed to numerous boards and commissions.
I am committed to keeping Borough taxes low and government efficient. I cut my Mayor’s budget to zero and have not spent any taxpayer funds during my term. I deeply care about this community and have the courage to say “no” from time to time; when necessary to keep our town from having the problems we see in many larger cities in the Lower 48.
Sincerely, Mayor Rodney Dial