Bill Falsey, municipal manager for Anchorage, has declared he will run for Anchorage mayor. The position comes open next April 6, and formal filing is in January.
Falsey has worked in city government for five years, joining the staff of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz in 2015 as an attorney.
He played a pivotal role in facilitating the sale of Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric and has been a central figure in advising and leading during the 2018 earthquake recovery, the 2019 wildfires, and the 2020 pandemic.
A graduate of Dimond High School in Anchorage, he has a B.S. degree from Stanford University and law degree from Yale University. He clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court and has been in private practice as a lawyer.
Also announced to be running for mayor are former Assemblyman Bill Evans, Eric Croft, Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar, and possibly Assemblyman Chris Constant.
Filing for office opens at the City Clerk’s office on Jan. 15, 2021, and closes Jan. 29, 2021.