Jack was able to meet Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski this past week! There was a get-together to discuss the condition of the Dalton Highway, and to try to raise money to improve the notoriously pock-marked and wash-boarded road. Also attending were the head of the US Dept of Transportation, Elaine Chao, and several other Carlile drivers and employees. Click on the first one to enlarge, and scroll to the right.
Tom Hendricks, Jack Jessee, Elaine Chao, Lisa Murkowski, John Slater and Phil Kromm
The conference room in Prudhoe Bay where they met…
and the drivers with blue booties on.
The Carlile guys.
Lisa Murkowskit being given a pipeline memento by Alyeska Pipeline president, Thomas Barrett.
Secretary of Transportation, Elain Chao; Jack; and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
A scruffy Carlile driver with our highly esteemed Senator.
I wonder if the point about the condition of the roads may have been made more effectively if the Senator had gone out on an away day along the very road discussed and possibly in typical weather. There is nothing quite like a practical demonstration of bone shaking, spine jarringness to get other people’s attention.