Mike Robbins wasted no time after last week’s election in throwing his support to Dave Bronson for Anchorage mayor in the May 11 runoff. To his supporters on Saturday night, Robbins wrote a letter of endorsement, thanking them for their support and encouraging them to vote for Bronson.
Meanwhile, a Facebook poll by Must Read Alaska asked the public if the Anchorage Police Department Employee Association should endorse Bronson or the Democrat who trails him, Forrest Dunbar.
The 18-hour result of the poll is 480-4 in favor of Bronson. The Must Read Alaska poll, while unscientific, may represent a more pro-law-enforcement audience of conservatives. Take the poll at this link:
Robbins was gracious in his support of Bronson.
“As the election dust settles, and it’s clear we didn’t reach the municipal run-off, Tetyana and I convey our deepest appreciation, humility, and respect for your time, resources, and support of the mayoral campaign. Every one of you meaningfully contributed to our momentum and it’s endearing to our family. The journey of the last eight months has been amazing, especially because of people like you. Tetyana and I could never have guessed we would meet and form relationships with so many new friends and reconnect with so many old friends. We feel much richer for the experience,” Robbins said, adding that he was inspired by all the people he has met during the campaign season.
Robbins and Bronson met on Friday, and Robbins pledged his support, he said.
“Dave Bronson is the last man standing of the conservative candidates. He is the candidate voters chose to defeat Forrest Dunbar, and he must win – to ensure we don’t plummet into further socialism and the anti-business, anti-American-values abyss we’ve suffered the last 5+ years. To do this we need to come together,” Robbins wrote.
“I encourage you to connect with Dave and his campaign, dialogue on his plan, and your priorities. If you deem his mission for our city, and his management team, to be in concert with your vision and desired outcome as I have, please donate to the cause and support him. A Dunbar Administration will be a disaster for the GOP, conservatives, faith-based, education system, businesses, entrepreneurial growth, housing and urban development, and the needed efficiencies to help reduce our tax burden,” Robbins wrote.
Bronson said, “Mike and Tetyana Robbins’ endorsement means the world to me. As I’ve gotten to know Mike through the campaign, he has won my admiration and respect, and I’m honored to know we are on the same page for a better Anchorage.”