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Deborah Bonito Launches “Rubber Boots Tour” of Southeast Alaska


ANCHORAGE - Deborah Bonito kicked off her “Rubber Boots Tour” of Southeast Alaska encouraging volunteers in Southeast communities to make their voices heard in the 2014 election by supporting Mark Begich. Bonito is promoting Senator Mark Begich’s record of standing up for the rights of Alaska’s women, including equal pay for equal work and Begich’s strong record of creating jobs and boosting the Southeast economy.

Bonito began her tour yesterday in Hoonah and Juneau. In Juneau, she hosted a Women for Begich event with volunteers and encouraged Alaskans in Southeast to vote. Other stops include Ketchikan, Sitka, Klawock and Metlakatla.

“What makes Alaska special is the caliber of its people. We have a responsibility to keep these families healthy, thriving and growing with smart policies that keep our communities and local economies strong. I’m happy to pull on my Tlingit-rubber boots and talk to old and new friends across Southeast about the importance of supporting Mark,” said Deborah Bonitio.

Bonito is a small businesswoman from Anchorage who owns popular businesses like Kobuk Coffee in the downtown area. She is a champion for mental health services and has been active in her community her entire life.

Members of the media are invited to join Bonito at the following upcoming events:


Monday - June 23


Educators for Begich Phonebank

5:00 p.m.


123B Stedman Street


Thursday - June 25


Sitka Field Office Opening

5:30 p.m.


206 Seward St. Suite B