In our April 7 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss what happened in Anchorage’s local elections now that all the votes are in, what is going on in the state budget and PFD reform efforts, and the state of internet privacy protection legislation. We are also joined by Assemblyman-elect Felix Rivera to talk about what he saw and heard on the campaign trail and his thoughts as a member of the LGBT community on legislators objecting to letting Drew Phoenix serve on the Alaska Human Rights Commission because he is transgender.
The 2017 Anchorage election isn’t entirely in the books. There’are a School Board race and several ballot propositions still in doubt, but for the most part, we now know how things turned out.
With that in mind, here are my thoughts on last night’s winners and losers.
It’s election day in Anchorage and the polls are now open, so get up off your rear end and go vote. Wait, what am I saying? You’re the politically sophisticated and engaged type, otherwise, you wouldn’t be a reading The Midnight Sun.Since you’ve already done your civic duty, sit back and enjoy us telling you who is going to win 12 full hours before the “lamestream media” finally gets around to reporting “official” results.
Tomorrow is election day in Anchorage. At this point in most election cycles, visible campaign activity tends to spike as much as tensions between competing campaigns.
Campaign financial reports required to be filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) 30 days prior to Anchorage’s election day tell two stories: which campaigns are for real and which political party is most energized.
Yesterday we learned the full slate of candidates running for local office in Anchorage this spring. Now we can begin looking at how those campaigns…
After a few days have passed in order to let the election results settle out, now is a good time to look at what we can take away from what happened Tuesday.
To the average citizen this is a day to perform that most hallowed of democratic traditions, the trek to the polling place. For many campaign veterans and activists this is a day to throw on a few extra layers, round up volunteers, and hit the street corners to wave signs for your favorite candidate and then hit the bar for a few drinks as results roll in..
For us at The Midnight Sun this is a day to dig into the numbers, dust off the Ouija Board, and make a few predictions on the results that weâ€™re sure to get terribly wrong.
Are you searching for the place to see and be seen on election night in Anchorage? Here is a quick rundown of the election night events happening around the city.