(2-minute read) SOME DROP, SOME DON’T; HERE’S WHO STAYED IN
Today was the deadline to drop out for those who filed to run in the April 2 Anchorage municipal elections.
Clayton Trotter dropped from his candidacy for the District 2, Seat A, representing Eagle River. That puts Republican Crystal Kennedy in a clear advantage over Democrat Oliver Schiess in this strongly Republican neighborhood.
For School Board Seat A, James Smallwood has dropped, leaving a two-way race between Republican Kai Binkley Sims and Margo Bellamy, undeclared.
For School Board Seat B, Paul Hatcher withdrew, but there are three candidates left: Ronald Staffer (undeclared) and David Nees (Republican) are trying to unseat Starr Marsett, the Democrat incumbent. A three-way race favors the incumbent.
Candidates for Assembly – 3-year terms
District 2 – Seat A – Eagle River/Chugiak:
District 3-Seat D – West Anchorage:
District 4-Seat F – Midtown Anchorage:
District 5-Seat H – East Anchorage:
District 6- Seat J- South Anchorage:
Candidates for School Board – 3-year terms
School Board Seat A:
School Board Seat B:
Candidates for Service Area Board of Supervisors, including LRSA (limited road service) Seats:
Fuller, Deanne – Bear Valley, Seat B
Stoltze, Bill – Chugiak Fire, Seat C
Glover Jr., James – Girdwood Valley, Seat C
Martin, Michele “Shelly” – Glen Alps, Seat C
Marks, Roger – Glen Alps, Seat D
Price, Allen – Lakehill, Seat A
Leary, Collin – Mt. Park/Robin Hill, Seat E
Haywood, Harry – Sect. 6/Campbell Airstrip Rd, Seat D
Trueblood, Ted B. – Sect. 6/Campbell Airstrip Rd, Seat E
Valantas, Robert – Sequoia Estates, Seat C
Wallow, Brian – Skyranch Estates, Seat C
Jorgensen, Lawrence – Talus West, Seat C
Marcy, Ruth A. – Totem, Seat A
Dwiggins, Leon – Upper Grover, Seat C
Pease, David – Upper O’Malley, Seat C
Strand, Paul – Valli Vue, Seat C
WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU’RE NEW
Anchorage votes by mail. If you’re new to the Anchorage or if you moved recently, you could miss getting a ballot. The ballots are mailed out 21 days before Election Day, approximately March 20. Traditional polling locations are not available, but there will be a couple of accessible voting places for people who need help.
Residents with questions about Vote by Mail can call the Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE(8683), or may email email@example.com, or visiting muni.org/elections.
To vote in a Municipal election, you must be registered to vote and your registration must be where you actually live, otherwise you won’t receive a ballot. The deadline for Voter Registration updates for the current election is Sunday, March 3, 2019.