Bronson, LaFrance poised for runoff in Anchorage mayoral election

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Preliminary election day results showed Anchorage School Board incumbents leading their challengers and all but two bonds passing so far.

Anchorage mayoral candidates Dave Bronson and Suzanne LaFrance appear headed to a runoff inFormer Assembly chair LaFrance had 36% of the vote while incumbent Mayor Bronson had 35% of the vote. Trailing the two leaders in early results, former Anchorage Economic Development Corp. leader Bill Popp had 17% of the vote, and former state Rep. Chris Tuck had 8% of the vote.

Any candidate in the Anchorage mayor’s race would have to receive 45% of the vote to win outright, so the top two vote-getters will face each other once again in a runoff ending May 14. Election officials had counted ballots from 44,896 voters as of Tuesday evening, representing 19% of the city’s 237,360 registered voters. Tuesday night’s results included tallies for all ballots returned to the election center as of Tuesday morning, according to Acting Election Administrator William Northrop. Election workers had not yet processed ballots that, later Tuesday, were returned to secure drop boxes or cast at Anchorage vote centers.

Voters were also electing three Anchorage School Board members, and on Tuesday all three incumbents were leading the challengers in their respective races. Preliminary results show that for school board seat E, Pat Higgins was leading Kay Schuster with 56% of the vote.For seat F, Dora Wilson was leading Angela Frank with 63% of the vote.. Tuesday’s preliminary results show all are passing with the exception of a $5 million bond that would fund the addition of 10 public restrooms across the municipality, and another that would fund new cemeteries in Eagle River and Girdwood. A $62.


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