Former Anchorage State Rep. Chris Tuck filed a letter of intent to run for Anchorage mayor. Tuck served in the Alaska House for then-District 23 from 2009 until January of this year, after he declined to run again when he and Rep. Andy Josephson were moved into the same district during redistricting.
Tuck is a graduate of Dimond High School and was a business representative with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547, and an instructor at the Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship School.
A moderate Democrat, he is the second liberal to file candidacy against Republican Mayor Dave Bronson. Earlier this year, former Assemblywoman Suzanne LaFrance, a hardline Democrat, filed.
LaFrance has a fundraiser scheduled for June 22 with dozens of the top-name Democrats endorsing her.
The word around Anchorage is that Bill Popp, President and CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, is also planning to file for mayor. He is a registered undeclared, not aligned with any political party.
This story will be updated as details emerge.