Our longtime friend, Jack Roderick, died Monday. While he was involved in liberal politics and I supported conservative values, we came together — as friends — around most energy issues.
In the early 1970s I worked with Murray, Kraft & Rocket to organize the campaign to combine the Greater Anchorage Borough and City of Anchorage into the new Municipality of Anchorage.
I then coordinated the television and print portions of City Mayor George M Sullivan’s successful Municipal Mayoral campaign against Jack who had been serving as Mayor of the Borough.
Through that and decades of association, Jack always acquitted himself as a true gentleman, a gracious politician and dependable friend. He was instrumental in helping community activist, Lanie Fleischer (i.e. on whose volunteer committee I served) create protected buffers for Cheney Lake and the Chester Creek.
In addition to his public service, Jack was a prolific energy writer and publisher; more links and information follow. –dh