The final election tally from the Anchorage Clerk’s Office was posted Friday, and Dave Bronson is still two percentage points ahead of Forrest Dunbar — 24,491 to 22,975 — for Anchorage mayor.
The results will be certified by the Anchorage Assembly at a special meeting at 5 pm Tuesday. The two will head to a May 11 runoff.
In the recall ballot question for Assembly Seat G, some 6,727 people voted to retain Assemblyman Felix Rivera.
This is an extraordinary show of support, since in April of 2020, only 5,499 people voted for Rivera over his challenger; in 2017, fewer than 3,600 voted for him. Unions were effective in this race in getting out the vote.
This year’s turnout in District G of 11,897 voters eclipses the 10,937 who voted the G ballot for Assembly in 2020, and the 7,568 who marked a District G ballot in 2017.
In fact, year the turnout in that particular Assembly district was more than 22 percent higher than last year’s turnout.
In Anchorage in general, the turnout increase was 5.3 percent over last year.
More than 75,222 people voted in the April 6 election, for a 31.79 percent turnout, slightly higher than last year but lower than 2018, when there was a 36.31 percent turnout.
In other races the winners are:
- School Board Seat B: Kelly Lessens, 25,281
- School Board Seat E: Pat Higgins, 21,352
- School Board Seat F: Dora Wilson, 28,700
- School Board Seat G: Carl Jacobs, 31,846
- All ballot propositions passed except Prop 1 and Prop 8, to purchase a new fleet of vehicles for the police department.