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.
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.
The West Anchorage Assembly race is still six months from being decided, but it’s already getting heated as the three way dynamic between solidly conservative Adam Trombley, proudly progressive Eric Croft, and decidedly non-partisan Ira Perman forces all three candidates to jockey to define both themselves and their opponents.
Last night the Anchorage Assembly passed the LGBT rights ordinance, AO-96, by an overwhelming 9-2 margin with Eagle River assembly members Amy Demboski and Bill Starr voting â€œno.â€ Here are 4 things you need to know going forward.