Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward won by a landslide in his bid for reelection on Tuesday. In unofficial results, Ward has 11,376 votes, with Robert Shields, a Green Party activist, taking 1,387 for second place, and Chris Ludtke, a Libertarian candidate, with 946 for third place.
For Borough Assembly, David Guttenberg appears to be edging out Kevin McKinley, 7,581 to 6,328 for Seat A; Savannah Fletcher has 7,908, with conservative Patricia Silva earning 5,911 for Seat F. In Seat G, Kristan Kelly edged out conservative Lance Roberts, 7,808 to 6,144.
Although liberals won Assembly seats, the governing body ends up with about the same liberal-conservative balance as before.
The liberal Assembly candidates did much better at fundraising for this election. The latest financial report shows the liberal candidates raised over $100,000, while the conservative candidates raised $40,000. Lance Roberts was out-raised by Kelly 2-to-1, Silva was out-raised by Fletcher 3-to-1, while McKinley was out-raised by Guttenberg 3-to-1.
For School Board Seat A, Erin Morotti has won with 7,223 votes; Andrew Graham got 5,593 votes, and Sally Gant got 796 votes.
For School Board Seat B, Chrya C Sanderson won easily with 7,334 votes, while Jeffrey Rentzel got 6,256.
Fairbanks City Council seats were won by Jerry Cleworth and June Rogers.
North Pole’s city mayor will again be Michael Welsh, who first won in 2018. David Skipps won for North Pole City Council. Only 243 people voted in the North Pole election.