By ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET
While we are loathe to tell you how to vote as the mayoral runoff election wraps up Tuesday, we are not bashful at all about sharing who we plan to vote for.
Our vote goes to Dave Bronson.
His opponent, Forrest Dunbar, a sitting assemblyman, has contributed to the year-long lockdown of Anchorage. He voted eight times to keep the mayoral lockdown in place.
He voted April 12 with five other Assembly members to extend the lockdown for the eighth consecutive time. Only days later, on April 27, Dunbar co-sponsored an ordinance that lifted the restrictions at midnight May 3, just before the election and our liberal-leaning Assembly opted to go along to boost Dunbar’s runoff chances.
Add that to his being a liberal’s liberal and a guy who espouses some of the most leftist drivel we have heard from a politician in years – not to mention his spend, spend, spend view of government – and his election would be a disaster for Anchorage.
Bronson promises to lead the city in a new direction. It truly needs one.
We’re voting for Bronson.