Mayor Dave Bronson’s reelection campaign fundraiser was packed at a hangar near Lake Hood on Tuesday.
Bronson, first elected in 2021, comes up for reelection in April. The commercial pilot-turned-mayor is challenged by two left-leaning candidates, Suzanne LaFrance and Chris Tuck, who are currently duking it out for primacy with Democrat voters, while Bronson maintains strength with conservatives, moderates and the business community.
Over 200 people who crowded into Keith Manternach’s hangar were in an upbeat mood. Legislators were spotted, including Sen. James Kauffman, Rep. Tom McKay, former Sen. Lora Reinbold, former Rep. Ralph Samuels, former Rep. Mel Gillis, and former Rep. Ken McCarty. Also attending were many people who were part of Bronson’s first campaign for office and who have returned to support him for a second term.