Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel managed to get a fire truck parked right behind her at her sign-waving event on Friday evening at the corner of Northern Lights Blvd. and Seward Highway. The campaign appeared to have tied balloons to the front of the fire truck.
If city equipment has been positioned to give an appearance of support to a campaign, it would be misuse of taxpayer-funded assets.
Zaletel has the backing of the unions. She is being challenged by Kathy Henslee for a midtown seat on the Assembly.
It’s not a direct endorsement, but it’s a shady look for the fire department and for Zaletel to have a fire truck parked at the end of a parking lot, with no particular purpose other than to give her campaign gaggle some nice color in the background.