Updated results on Monday in the Anchorage city election showed Assembly candidates aligned with the current majority winning with substantial leads over their conservative opponents.
In the Anchorage School Board races, incumbents were also still beating their challengers, and all bonds and ballot measures except Proposition 13 were on track for approval.
Officials had counted an additional 5,700 ballots by Monday evening for a total of 54,434 ballots counted, or about 23% of registered voters. Election officials had received and sorted about 65,940 ballot envelopes total by Monday. That means about 11,500 more ballots at the election center have not yet been counted, plus any more ballots that trickle in by mail over the coming days. Though the results are preliminary, race outcomes have solidified with more than 82% of the ballots at the election center counted so far.
In the West Anchorage Assembly race, Anna Brawley was winning with a more than 17-point lead over her next closest opponent, Brian Flynn, who had 39% of the vote to Brawley’s 57%. In South Anchorage, Zac Johnson held his lead with 52% of the vote, just under an eight-point lead over his next closest opponent, Rachel Ries, who had about 44% of the vote.
Assembly Vice Chair Christopher Constant is winning his bid for reelection in the North Anchorage race with 65% of the vote and a 41-point lead over his closest challenger. The only other incumbent in the race, Midtown member Felix Rivera, was also on track for victory with just under 55% of the vote, a 9-point lead over opponent Travis Szanto.
Assembly-aligned candidates in the two East Anchorage races were also winning by wide margins. George Martinez had 56% of the vote, a nearly 13-point lead over conservative opponent Spencer Moore. Karen Bronga was winning with 59% of the vote, about a 19-point lead over opponent Leigh Sloan.
The only conservative candidate winning an Assembly race is Scott Myers, who had 58% of the vote, a 16-point lead over his opponent in the Eagle River/Chugiak race.
Monday’s results also showed Anchorage School Board incumbents Dave Donley and Andy Holleman winning with substantial leads over their challengers. Donley had just shy of 58% of the vote in his race against Irene Boll, while Holleman had 54% of the vote in his race against Mark Anthony Cox.
All but one of the city’s bonds and ballot measures, including the school bond, was passing in Monday’s results. The exception is Proposition 13, which voters are rejecting with 54% of votes so far against it. That proposition would have changed how the city holds special elections if an Assembly member or mayor leaves office before their term ends.
Election results will not be final until certification by the Assembly, which is scheduled for April 25.