Local Politics


Anchorage Assembly Races Already Changing

Friday was the deadline to file for local office in Anchorage, but the deadline for filed candidates to drop out and have their names not appear on the ballot isn’t until today at 5 PM.

The period between the two deadlines allows local power brokers and political parties to ensure there aren’t two candidates of similar political perspective drawing from the same voter pool, making either of their election less likely.