PRELIMINARY: ASSEMBLY STAYS IN LIBERAL HANDS
With half of the votes counted in the Anchorage Municipal election, it appears that while some races are close, Eagle River has voted for Jamie Allard for the Anchorage Assembly. She will replace Fred Dyson, who chose not to run for reelection.
Here are the very-preliminary results from the 45,183 ballots counted so far, of the over 90,000 ballots cast:
Assembly 1B, Downtown: Incumbent and hard Democrat Christopher Constant was unchallenged, and won 2,009 votes so far.
Assembly 2C, Eagle River: Republican Jamie Allard won in a three-way race where Republican Roger Branson was the would-be spoiler for the conservative seat, and Stephany Jeffers stuck to an undeclared affiliation. The vote so far is Allard- 3,943, Jeffers-2,179, and Branson-495. More ballots were cast today and will trickle in this week, but this race is certain to be a win for Allard.
Assembly 3E, West Anchorage: Incumbent nonpartisan Austin Quinn-Davidson found herself in a three-way with Republican Nick Danger and nonpartisan MoHagani Magnetek. Quinn-Davidson walked away with 4,756 votes, Danger received 2,270, and Magnetek got 472. With over 62 percent of the votes so far, Quinn-Davidson is safe.
Assembly 4G, South Anchorage: Republican Christine Hill, challenging Democrat incumbent Felix Rivera, may be able to pull ahead when all the remaining votes come in. She is just 91 votes behind, with 3,346 to Rivera’s 3,437. This race is a dead heat. Will her ballot-chase efforts succeed or will the labor unions’ ballot-harvesting keep Rivera in office?
Assembly 5I, East Anchorage: Incumbent Democrat Pete Petersen looks safe from the challenge by Republican Monty Dyson, 3,765-2,435. Petersen has 55 percent of the vote, so far.
Assembly 6K, South Hillside: Incumbent Democrat Suzanne LaFrance is leading strongly, with 5,329 votes, to Republican challenger Rick Castillo, who pulled in 4,949 votes. It looks doubtful that Castillo can make up the difference with the outstanding ballots, but he gave LaFrance a scare, taking over 48 percent of the vote, so far.
School Board Seat C: Incumbent Republican Dave Donley was the far-and-away winner with 21,800 votes to Democrat James Smallwood, who received 16,992 votes.
School Board Seat D: Incumbent Andy Holleman won with 20,497 votes in a three-way race, where Phil Isley received 8,076 votes, and JC Cates got 8,685. Holleman has no party affiliation.
Proposition 1, Areawide life/safety access roads improvement bonds.
This proposition is too close to call, the difference between yes and no votes is less than 1 percent.
- Yes – 50.07%
- No- 49.93%
Proposition 2, Capital improvements for the Anchorage School District bonds
- Yes – 57.89%
- No – 42.11%
Proposition 3, Roads and drainage service area bonds
- Yes – 58.04%
- No – 41.96%
Proposition 4, Fire service area protection bonds
- Yes – 66.41%
- No – 33.59%
Proposition 5: Parks and Rec improvement bonds
- Yes – 53.34%
- No – 46.66%
Proposition 6, Police facilities bonds
- Yes – 55.33%
- No – 44.67%
Proposition 7, Capital improvement project bonds
- Yes – 55.22%
- No – 44.78%
Proposition 8, Public safety and transit bonds
- Yes – 59.03%
- No – 40.97%
Proposition 9, Emergency medical supplies and reduction of voter indebtedness bonds
- Yes – 65.39%
- No – 34.61%
Proposition 10, Girdwood faciliites bonds
- Yes – 46.42%
- No – 53.58%
Proposition 11, Onsite consumption of marijuana
- Yes – 35.72%
- No – 64.28%
Proposition 12, adding another seat to the Assembly
- Yes – 59.14%
- No – 40.86%
Proposition 13, 5 percent tax on alcoholic beverages
- Yes – 51.76%
- No – 48.24%