Josiah Patkotak is presumed winner for North Slope Borough mayor

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As one legacy name ends service as North Slope Borough mayor, another is primed to take his place.

It appears that Rep. Josiah Patkotak is handily winning the election for mayor, replacing the retiring Mayor Harry Brower. Patkotak will need to step down from his House seat, and his temporary replacement will be decided by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Patkotak has 720 votes, for 54% of the total. John Hopson came in second at 307, followed by Doreen Lampe at 188 and Anthony Edwardsen at 99.

For borough Assembly District A1, Eva Kinneeveauk has a strong lead over Rex Allen Rock Sr., 821 to 476.

For Assembly District A3-B, Martin Edwardsen has a strong lead, with 501 votes, and Doreen Leavitt is in second place with 453. In third is Don Nungasack, with 356.

For Assembly Seat A3-E, Frederick Brower is the presumed winner with 742 votes, and Corrine Danner got 554 votes.

For Assembly Seat A3-F, Vernon Edwardsen was unopposed and received 1,227 votes.

School Board Seat A was won by Robyn Burke, who ran unopposed.

School Board Seat B was won by Frieda Kaleak, 822, over Qaiyaan Harcharek, 469.

School Board Seat E had no candidates, only write ins.

All eight of the ballot propositions won by an overwhelming margin.

The complete results are at this link.

3 COMMENTS

  1. A significant loss for our Alaska House, a win for the North Slope Borough. Hopefully Dunleavy can find a replacement with the same commitment to continuing with our Alaskan hunting/trapping/fishing heritage. We need another Cronk, a uniter of rural/urban outdoorsmen.

  2. I sincerely hope he can straighten out the management crisis in the borough offices!!

    Please, mayor-elect Patkotak, bring back some of the former managers in public works. Stop placing them as “acting” managers while they simultaneously run other departments.

    And grant them the authority to delegate responsibilities properly. Things disintegrated in the borough offices during the last administration. It’s been a night made to work there!!

  3. I sincerely hope he can straighten out the management crisis in the borough offices!!

    Please, mayor-elect Patkotak, bring back some of the former managers in public works. Stop placing them as “acting” managers while they simultaneously run other departments.

    And grant them the authority to delegate responsibilities properly. Things disintegrated in the borough offices during the last administration. It’s been a night mare to work there!!

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