News about Anchorage's April 2023 election for Assembly, school board and ballot measures.
Several conservative candidates are distancing their campaigns from Mayor Dave Bronson, while some more aligned with the Assembly’s majority say they will work to leave bitterness behind.
Proposition 14 aims to fund reading programs, increase funding, wages and staffing at child care and early education programs, and prioritize using school district facilities for child care programs.
Incumbent Dave Donley is running against Irene Boll, while incumbent Andy Holleman is up against Mark Anthony Cox.
Here’s what the candidates had to say about their priorities and many of the issues Anchorage voters said they care about most.
Seven Anchorage Assembly seats and two school board seats are on the ballot.
This proposal on the April ballot marks the Anchorage School District’s attempt at passing a smaller bond after last year′s $111 million bond narrowly failed.
With less than a month to go until mail-in ballots are due, money is steadily flowing into district races all around the municipality.
So far in terms of fundraising, candidates aligned with the current left-of-center Assembly majority are generally outperforming or keeping even with right-leaning rivals.
The upcoming city election has the potential to drastically reshape Anchorage’s political landscape — or leave it firmly intact. Here’s who is running for both Anchorage Assembly and School Board.