When given the choice between a female and male candidate, Alaskans overwhelmingly went with the women.
The mayor made headlines for years of policing the activity of others on Facebook.
The only serious candidate to come close to what’s being raised by current candidates lost by nearly 20 percentage points.
The Oct. 2 local election will occur after the Sept. 4 deadline for candidates to withdraw and be replaced on the general election ballot.
With nearly 50 percent of the vote, Quinn-Davidson is set to represent West Anchorage.
Fairbanks borough voters have the opportunity to elect an assembly that comes the closest in the borough’s history to matching the gender demographics of the community.
His announcement leaves a three-way race for the blue House District 20. It’ll be an all-male race, despite Gara’s efforts to recruit female candidates.
Gara announced earlier this week that he was considering retiring after 16 years in the Legislature, inviting interested candidates to file.
The Anchorage Democrat would like to have some input in finding a replacement as he considers stepping away after 16 years.
Most expect Eagle River Republican Rep. Lora Reinbold will seek the open seat.