Question has been asked as to whether Alaska can support statehood. I do not know the exact cost but I am prepared to pay my share and am confident that the budget is within our means. I find it difficult to write up a price tag on freedom.
-Elmer E. Rasmuson - President, National Bank of Alaska and one of the leading advocates for statehood in the Alaska business community
Alaska Business Leaders Who Campaigned for Statehood