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Assembly candidate Q&A: If elected, my first priority would be _______

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  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published March 29, 2014

Anchorage residents will vote on candidates for six open seats on the 11-member Anchorage Assembly at the municipal election on April 1. To give readers a better sense of who they'd be voting for, the Daily News asked each of the 13 hopefuls a series of questions on their backgrounds and on key issues facing the city.

If elected, my first priority would be ______.

East Anchorage

• Adam Trombley: Reforming the municipal housing inspection process to speed up housing and development which will aid in bringing housing prices down.

• Mao Tosi: My first priority would be to meet with East Anchorage residents to hear what they see to be the top priorities and work towards meeting their needs.

• Pete Petersen: My priorities are lowering property taxes, improving neighborhood schools, and fixing East Anchorage roads.

South Anchorage

• Pete Nolan: If elected, my first priority would be to focus on creating regulatory conditions that will allow and encourage private business to create both workforce housing and affordable homes.

• Bill Evans: To ensure the taxpayer's money is used appropriately and in the most efficient and economic manner possible.

• Bruce Dougherty: Getting more police on the streets and focusing on improving our schools instead of hoping for religious education vouchers to save the day.

West Anchorage

• Phil Isley: I would like to see a five-year budget with revenue and spending plans.

• Tim Steele: To help the new members get accustomed.

Eagle River-Chugiak

• Bill Starr: Continue to reinforce my area's private property rights and protect our unique characteristics from 'Anchorage style' solutions.

• Sharon Drummond: If elected, my first priority would be providing quality education and ensuring a positive environment for both teachers and future leaders.

Midtown

• Elvi Gray-Jackson: Did not answer.

Downtown- Mountain View

• Patrick Flynn: Creation of a redevelopment zone in East Downtown/Fairview so that we can create more workforce housing and increase neighborhood vibrancy.

• Mark Martinson: Get more federal and state funding for mass transportation projects, and hire some local arctic engineers to re-design and re-insulate some of our public buildings before we build any moreAssembly candidates on the issues.

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