FAIRBANKS PUTS CONSERVATIVES ON ASSEMBLY, SCHOOL BOARD
All three conservatives running for Fairbanks Borough Assembly seats won on Tuesday.
Aaron Lojewski won by 1,900 votes, as Tammie Wilson won by 1,100 votes, and Jimi Cash won by 1,000 votes. Lojewski and Cash are incumbents.
Absentees are not yet counted but are unlikely to change the outcome for these races.
Also, two conservatives won for the School Board in Fairbanks — April Smith won by 700 vote sand Maggie Matheson won by 1,300 votes.
Overall, conservatives in Fairbanks appear to be winning 7 of 8 elected seats.
KENAI LANDSLIDE FOR PIERCE
Kenai Borough residents returned Charlie Pierce to the Mayor’s Office for his third and final term. He won over Linda Farnsworth Hutchings by at least 21 points. At nearly 60 percent, it’s a landslide.
Also Richard Derkevorkian defeated incumbent Democrat Hal Smalley, who has held the seat on the Assembly on and off for decades.
Newcomer Teea Winger offed Democrat Tim Navarre, the incumbent, for City Council. Incumbent Henry Knackstedt also won for city council.
It looks like Doug Holler is leading for mayor of Wasilla, but there are a lot of votes yet to be counted. Glenda Ledford is trailing in second and Stuart Graham is third.