Incumbents hold wide leads in Anchorage School Board races

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In this year’s election, voters were asked to choose between three school board members who often vote with the majority and challengers critical of the board’s current direction.

From left: Incumbent Anchorage School Board members Dora Wilson, Pat Higgins and Carl Jacobs. Meanwhile, for seat G, incumbent Carl Jacobs was leading with 58% of the vote against first-time candidate Chelsea Pohland.

For Seat F, with 63% of the vote, board incumbent Dora Wilson was winning her race against first-time candidate Angela Frank. Thousands of ballots at Anchorage’s election center have not yet been counted, and more will arrive by mail over the next two weeks.and challengers who are critical of the board’s current direction.Annie Berman is a reporter covering health care, education and general assignments for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously reported for Mission Local and KQED in San Francisco before joining ADN in 2020. Contact her at


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