Over 180 people came through the Petroleum Club in Anchorage on Thursday night to buoy the campaign of Eagle River Assemblywoman Jamie Allard, as she runs for House District 22.
It was Allard’s campaign kickoff and arguably drew more people than any other campaign fundraiser this fall — possibly the most well-attended campaign fundraisers in the state this year.
Allard, whose first term on the Assembly ends in April of 2023, said she was humbled by the support and vowed to stand for conservative values in Juneau, should she win her election to the House.
The event, which was to start at 5:30 pm, was already crowded at 5 pm, was standing-room only and people stayed late into the evening. Spotted in attendance were former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, Rep. Tom McKay, Mayor Dave Bronson, City Manager Amy Demboski, School Board Member Dave Donley, and former Mayor Dan Sullivan.
The significance of the massive turnout was not lost on attendees. Allard, who is the most conservative voice on the Anchorage Assembly, had only announced her campaign for House on Dec. 2.