Vote-by-mail ballot return envelope at the Municipality of Anchorage Election Center on Monday, March 3, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Ahead of the April 6 municipal election, the Anchorage Daily News invited candidates for Anchorage mayor and school board to give their views on key issues and to discuss their priorities if elected. Many of the questions came from readers.

As in recent years, voting will be by mail, with ballots going out the week of March 15. For more information on mail-in ballots and voting, visit the city’s election website, which includes an FAQ and full list of candidates. Find information on how to vote in person here.

Read all the questions with candidate responses in the links below.

If no mayor candidate gets 45% of the vote, the two candidates with the most vote share will advance to a runoff.

Four of seven school board seats are up for election. These seats are elected at-large so voters across the city will vote for each seat.

Voters in one Assembly district will also decide whether to recall Assembly Chair Felix Rivera.

Scroll further down for answers from individual candidates.

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Anchorage City Hall on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Emily Mesner / ADN)

COMPARE THE CANDIDATES BY QUESTION

CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR

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People packed the Anchorage School District Education Center on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 for a meeting of the Anchorage School Board. (Matt Tunseth / ADN)

CANDIDATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD

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THE CANDIDATES

ANCHORAGE MAYOR

Did not respond: Darin Colbry, Jacob Seth Kern, Reza Momin, Jacob Versteeg, Joe Westfall

We also took a closer look at candidates’ priorities and records in a series of stories:

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ANCHORAGE SCHOOL BOARD (Four of seven seats are up for election this year)

* Incumbents

SEAT B (1-year-term)


SEAT E


SEAT F

Did not respond: Don Loring


SEAT G

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Questions, suggestions or feedback: email editor David Hulen at dhulen@adn.com.