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Kassel beats Wilson in Fairbanks North Star Borough mayoral race

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: July 8, 2016
  • Published October 6, 2015

Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member Karl Kassel defeated state Rep. Tammie Wilson and two other candidates in the race for borough mayor Tuesday night, while the latest in a series of annual initiatives about wood smoke pollution failed by a narrow margin.

Fairbanks city voters approved a 5 percent retail tax on marijuana by a wide margin and incumbent North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward won re-election.

With all precincts reporting, Kassel had 57 percent of the vote. Wilson, a former Assembly member who has served in the Legislature since 2009, collected 39 percent.

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