The now-former judge said the law was the problem, not his approval of the plea deal and suggested the group that opposed his retention was “seeking some measure of political relevance.”
But not after one councilman said LGBTQ people concerned with discrimination in Fairbanks were “full of shit.”
The ordinance was brought forward by Kathy Ottersten, one of Alaska’s first openly transgender women to serve in public office.
The rule limited invocations after a first come, first served policy resulted in an invocation that ended with “Hail Satan.”
Her victory cements what was a banner day for female candidates in Alaska’s local elections.
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.