Updated results posted Wednesday in the Anchorage municipal election showed no significant changes, with all but one Assembly candidate aligned with the current majority maintaining significant leads, as well as the two Anchorage School Board incumbents. Most bonds and ballot measures were also passing, with the exception of Proposition 13.
Election officials had counted 2,996 more ballots, or 33,309 ballots total, by Wednesday evening, representing 14% of registered voters. More ballots will arrive by mail and be counted over the next two weeks.
In the West Anchorage Assembly race, Anna Brawley has 59% of the vote, reflecting a 22-point lead over her next closest opponent, Brian Flynn, who had 37% of the vote. In South Anchorage, Zac Johnson maintained his lead with 53% of the vote, while Bronson-endorsed opponent Rachel Ries had 43% of the vote.
Incumbent and Assembly Vice Chair Christopher Constant is winning the North Anchorage race with 66% of the vote and a 43-point lead over his next closest opponent. The other Assembly incumbent on the ballot, Midtown’s Felix Rivera, is also far ahead with 56% of the vote over opponent Travis Szanto, who had 44% of the vote
In the two East Anchorage races, Assembly-aligned candidates also held their wide leads. George Martinez on Wednesday had 56% of the vote, a 12-point lead over Spencer Moore. Karen Bronga had 60% of the vote, while opponent Leigh Sloan had 40%.
The Eagle River/Chugiak race is the only Assembly race where a conservative is ahead. Scott Myers, who was endorsed by Bronson and other local conservative leaders, had a 14-point lead over opponent Jim Arlington.
In the Anchorage School Board race, incumbents Dave Donley and Andy Holleman also held significant leads over their challengers. Donley had 57% of the vote in his race against Irene Boll, while Holleman had 55% of the vote in his race against Mark Anthony Cox.
Nearly all of the city’s bonds and ballot measures, including a $37.8 million Anchorage school bond, appeared to be passing in results posted Wednesday, with the exception of Proposition 13. That proposition would change how the city holds special elections if an Assembly member or mayor leaves office before their term ends.