Fifty-two years ago today, a boy was born in a hospital that was located at the end of the Park Strip in Anchorage. He graduated from Chugiak-Gruening Junior/Senior High School and then obtained a B.A. In Political Science from the University of Alaska before becoming a legislative staffer and then being elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. He now co-chairs the House Finance Committee. He’s exasperatingly quick witted, vituperate, and has endless energy for his state. He’s loved. He’s feared. And he grows wicked carrots. If you run into Bill Stoltze today, July 30, be sure to wish him a happy birthday.