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Assembly welcomes new, returning members

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:44 AM April 16, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The Anchorage Assembly saw a shift of power Tuesday night when it swore in six members.

Besides first-time members Pete Petersen and Bill Evans, incumbents Elvi Gray-Jackson, Patrick Flynn, Bill Starr and Tim Steele were sworn in for new terms.

Flynn was elected chairman of the body; an important role if Mayor Dan Sullivan wins his bid for lieutenant governor. If that were to happen, Flynn would take over as acting mayor.

After a race filled with attack ads, East Anchorage incumbent Adam Trombley lost his seat to Petersen by just a few hundred votes. Until then, Trombley had been one of six conservative lawmakers on the Assembly

Tuesday, he said he had no regrets about the race or his time as an Assemblyman.

“When I ran three years ago I said I’d never make a decision based on re-election and I can say three years later I never did,” Trombley said. “I did everything at the time I thought was the right and I don’t regret those decisions and those votes.”

While Peterson – Trombley’s replacement – is a former Democrat member of the state House, Anchorage pollster Ivan Moore said he believes the body is fairly evenly balanced.

“I don’t think it’s gridlock, I think this is a pretty good Assembly,” he said. “I’m not sure that Dan Sullivan is going to have the opportunity to push everything through that he might want to push through.”

The next Assembly meeting is scheduled to take place April 22 at the Loussac Library.

 

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