9 questions with Anchorage School Board candidates

The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for Anchorage School Board in the 2020 election to answer a series of questions, many of which were based on suggestions from readers. Find the candidates and their answers below. (We also surveyed candidates for Anchorage Assembly.)

Note: This survey was sent and candidates’ responses were collected in February, before the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus was reported in Alaska.

THE CANDIDATES (Individual candidate answers to all the questions)

School Board Seat C

Dave Donley

James Smallwood

School Board Seat D

Andy Holleman

Phil Isley

John Cates did not complete the survey. Cates is a family practice and sports medicine physician who started his career in pediatrics. He has previously said working with children prompted him to run.