The fines are separate from $52,650 in fines recommended last month by the Alaska Public Offices Commission against Bronson for what staff said are multiple violations of Alaska campaign finance rules.
The report, issued Friday, details violations of campaign finance transparency rules and recommends that the Alaska Public Offices Commission issue the full civil penalty.
Officials were “accosted in the parking lot,” photographed, watched and had their license plate numbers recorded, said the report from the city clerk.
Mayor-elect Dave Bronson said on Facebook that “I will work to bring this city back together so we can make Anchorage more vibrant than ever.” Opponent Forrest Dunbar wrote, “it is clear that Dave Bronson will be Anchorage’s next mayor.”
The results of the runoff election will not be official until certified by the Assembly on May 25.
With a few hundred more ballots counted, Bronson grew his lead Wednesday by nine votes, according to preliminary election results.
Updated preliminary results posted Tuesday afternoon show Dave Bronson with a 1,212-vote lead over Forrest Dunbar.
The Anchorage clerk’s office said it expects to release the next round of results Tuesday before 5 p.m.
Bronson’s lead grew to 1,116 votes in Friday’s updated count.
In results posted Thursday evening, Dave Bronson had pulled ahead of Dunbar by 0.78%, beyond the threshold for an automatic recount.
Dave Bronson is now ahead of opponent Forrest Dunbar by 627 votes, with 81,113 ballots counted.
Only 278 votes separate the candidates in results posted Wednesday.
With 72,144 ballots counted so far, Dunbar was leading by just 114 votes in the first round of unofficial results reported Tuesday.
Vote centers and secure ballot drop boxes will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. But it may be several days before it’s clear who the next mayor of Anchorage will be.
Candidates Dave Bronson and Forrest Dunbar are both arguing the other would take the city down a radically wrong path.
The union did not approve a statement from its president supporting Bronson, its business manager said in a letter.
The Daily News analyzed plans discussed by both Forrest Dunbar and Dave Bronson, and spoke with service providers, the Anchorage police and other experts in the field about how realistic they are.
Criticizing the city’s handling of COVID-19 is a central part of Bronson’s campaign, and he’s made a series of statements downplaying the pandemic in Anchorage.
Bronson has targeted Dunbar over the city budget and property taxes. Dunbar said if he had seen places where significant cuts could be made, he would have pursued those cuts.
The Anchorage mayoral runoff candidates speak on downtown, homelessness and healing community divides.
Rather than a traditional editorial this week, we’re sharing some of the runoff candidates’ views in their own words.
The Dunbar campaign claims the group made expenditures before registering itself with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, a violation of state statute.
Forrest Dunbar and Dave Bronson will face off in the May 11 mayoral runoff.
The Daily News conducted video interviews with Dunbar and Bronson ahead of the May 11 runoff, with both candidates answering the same series of questions.