Dave Bronson can’t take Anchorage in a new direction without Eagle River voters.
So far, Districts 13 and 14 are lagging in voter turnout. Only 17 percent of Republicans have voted in District 13, and 25 percent in District 14. Those voters are part of the family-oriented, country-loving conservative base that Bronson needs to become mayor of Anchorage.
On Thursday evening, a big rally in Eagle River is intended to change that calculus and build up the excitement for a new direction for Anchorage. Sen. Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Gov. Mike Dunleavy are headlining the rally, along with Assemblywoman Jamie Allard. The rally starts at 5 pm at the Eagle River Lions Club, and a big crowd is expected.
For overall turnout for Anchorage’s race, 52,650 ballots have been turned in by Wednesday evening for the election that ends May 11. Political analysts believe there could be as many as 100,000 ballots.