Mark Littlefield of Eagle River made it official this week, filing with the Anchorage Clerk to run in a special election being conducted to fill the remaining year of Assemblyman Kevin Cross’s term in office. Cross is stepping away from public life after serving two out of his three-year term for Eagle River/Chugiak.
Littlefield enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and came to Alaska in 1982, retiring from active duty in 1995 and going to work for the Municipality of Anchorage. He retired last fall after 28 years doing work such as being a street maintenance operator, solid waste service operator, street maintenance supervisor, and superintendent of road maintenance for the Chugiak, Birchwood, Eagle River Rural Road Service Area.
In his most recent position with Eagle River Street Maintenance, from 2010 to 2023, Littlefield supported the community by managing the contract workforce through many road renovations, landslides, the 2018 earthquake, and the 2022 Hiland Valley avalanche. In 2020, he was awarded the Municipality of Anchorage Supervisor of the year for his service as the Superintendent of Eagle River street maintenance.
Mark has also served on the Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors, as the alternate to the Eagle River Valley Community Council, and was recently appointed the mayor’s seat at that council.
He was previously served on his HOA board of supervisors.
“I strive to be a conscientious conservative individual that is dedicated to any position that I hold,” Littlefield said. “I strongly feel that we all have our own financial worries and believe that any elected official and public servants have an obligation to be not only transparent but great stewards of the taxes that are paid to support our great community.”
Littlefield continued, “I promise to strive to support our great community to the best of my ability. I look forward to earning the trust and votes of the people of Eagle River, Chugiak, and Birchwood in coming months, and hope to make our community proud on the Assembly.”
So far, Littlefield is the only candidate to file with the Municipal Clerk, although Cody Raymond Anderson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, allowing him to begin running for the seat. Filing deadline is Friday, Jan. 26, in the Municipal Clerk’s office or Municipal Election Office. See all the current candidates for various offices in the March-April election at this link.