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Anchorage Assembly candidate Q&A: The most pressing problem facing districts

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 9
  • Published March 9

The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for the April 2 election to the Anchorage Assembly to answer a series of questions on issues facing those bodies. We’re publishing select responses daily. The answers were fact-checked when facts were cited and edited for spelling, grammar and writing style. For more questions and to see all the candidates’ answers, click here. For School Board candidate surveys, click here.

Q: What is the most pressing problem facing your district?

DISTRICT 2, SEAT A: CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER

Oliver Schiess

Proposed cuts to education and earthquake repairs.

Crystal Kennedy

Crime, earthquake repairs and infrastructure needs.

DISTRICT 4, SEAT F: MIDTOWN

Ron Alleva

The state budget for the University. Crime.

Meg Zaletel

Crime.

Christine Hill

Crime, affordable housing, and roads.

DISTRICT 3, SEAT D: WEST ANCHORAGE

Liz Vazquez

Crime, poor infrastructure and earthquake damage.

Dustin Darden

It’s all good in our hood.

Kameron Perez-Verdia

Public safety.

DISTRICT 5, SEAT H: EAST ANCHORAGE

Forrest Dunbar

Public safety.

DISTRICT 6, SEAT J: SOUTH ANCHORAGE, GIRDWOOD, TURNAGAIN ARM

John Weddleton

Petty crime.

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