A group called “Recall Rivera” has launched and announced its existence with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, official filings show. It’s an “independent expenditure” group.
Recall Rivera is chaired by Dr. Russell Biggs, with treasurer Julie Brophy. Biggs was behind the successful petition to put Rivera on the ballot in April. He also fought the matter in court when Rivera’s team tried to block the recall legally.
Rivera represents District 4, Seat G, and voters in that district will be the only ones deciding his fate.
On Feb. 5, another group registered with the commission to mount a campaign to save Rivera from being removed from office.. That group, “No on Rivera Recall,” is chaired by Dr. Peter Mjos. On that team is Democrat operative Amber Lee, who is employed by Lottsfeldt Strategies, owner of the Midnight Sun AK political blog.
The dueling doctors’ groups will work to raise funds and try to persuade voters to either sack Rivera or save him on the municipal ballot.
The voter registration deadline is March 7. Ballots for the April 6 election get mailed approximately March 16.