Suzanne LaFrance, who served on the Anchorage Assembly until declining to run for reelection in April, filed a letter of intent to run against Mayor Dave Bronson for mayor. That makes two in the race, for now. The election will take place next March-April.
LaFrance has led the leftist opposition to Bronson and has taken every opportunity to criticize him during her Assembly chairwoman’s report every other week. Although she aligns with the hard left, she is a registered nonpartisan.
She was defeated by Rep. James Kaufman for the Alaska Legislature in 2020. After growing up in Palmer, she attended the University of Portland and Purdue University. She was politically involved with the radical Great Alaska Schools Anchorage group, which advocated for more school spending. She and her husband have three children.