Updated results posted Thursday in the Anchorage municipal election showed no significant changes, with all but one Assembly candidate aligned with the current majority maintaining significant leads.
Two Anchorage School Board incumbents are also far ahead of their challengers. And with the exception of Proposition 13, voters appear set to approve all bonds and ballot measures.
By Thursday, election officials had counted 41,020 ballots, representing 17.4% of registered voters. That’s an additional 7,711 ballots over Wednesday’s results. The election center had received and sorted about 58,000 ballot envelopes by Thursday, and officials were still working to sort more. More ballots will trickle in by mail and be counted in the coming days.
In the West Anchorage Assembly race, Anna Brawley had 58.1% of the vote, reflecting a more than 20-point lead over her next closest opponent, Brian Flynn, who had 37.8% of the vote. In South Anchorage, Zac Johnson maintained his lead with more than 52% of the vote, while Bronson-endorsed opponent Rachel Ries had 44% of the vote.
Incumbent and Assembly Vice Chair Christopher Constant is winning the North Anchorage race with 64.9% of the vote, reflecting a 42-point lead over his closest challenger. Midtown incumbent Assembly member Felix Rivera also has a strong lead with 56.1% of the vote over opponent Travis Szanto, who had 43.9% of the vote.
In the two East Anchorage races, Assembly-aligned candidates also held their wide leads. George Martinez on Wednesday had 56.3% of the vote, a more than 12-point lead over Spencer Moore. Karen Bronga had almost 60% of the vote, while opponent Leigh Sloan had just over 40%.
The Eagle River/Chugiak race is the only Assembly race where a conservative, Scott Myers, is leading. He has 57% of the vote so far.
In the Anchorage School Board races, incumbents Dave Donley and Andy Holleman also held significant leads over their challengers. Donley had 57.2% of the vote in his race against Irene Boll, while Holleman had 55.1% of the vote in his race against Mark Anthony Cox.
Nearly all of the city’s bonds and ballot measures, including the school bond, appeared to be passing in results posted Thursday, 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.