Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar, who with Assemblyman Chris Constant are the political force behind a Democrat blog called The Blue Alaskan, posted a video on TikTok of Assemblywoman Jamie Allard confronting Chair Suzanne LaFrance for lying to the public about a mischaracterization of an item on the Tuesday agenda.
While the official Anchorage video feed was cut during the dispute, Dunbar recorded the dispute and put it on TikTok. Allard can be heard saying in no uncertain terms that she will represent her district. Constant can be heard saying that the Assembly needed to remove Allard.
But what Dunbar didn’t show is what happened next: LaFrance, after consulting with her aide, apologized for mischaracterizing the agenda item, and the apology is on the record.
Also in the Dunbar video, it can be seen that Assemblyman Constant is also recording the dispute between Allard and LaFrance during the at-ease.
Allard is the only vocal conservative on the Assembly. Crystal Kennedy, who also represents Eagle River, leans conservative but is usually very measured in her approach, while Allard is more fiery in defending the people of Anchorage.
Dunbar and Constant represent the dominant socialist wing of the Anchorage Assembly.