Traini vs. Clary Rematch for Midtown Assembly Seat
Political veteran faces aspirant once again
On April 2, they will have a rematch.
Clary said, "I think most in Anchorage would agree that the contracts from five years ago were generous. And I do see a need to re-balance our level of expenditures and revenues in this town, because that's the only way we're going to be able to move forward and provide for a sustainable, long-term growth here in Anchorage."
Traini countered, "I’ve already talked to people in the law profession that tell me they just can't wait to file the lawsuits that are going to come from this. I don't want you to face these costs because of defective legislation. And I'm there to make sure this thing doesn't happen. Hopefully, I’ll have the votes to do that."
They also differ on a sales tax, which Clary supports even though Anchorage voters repeatedly have rejected it.
Traini said it would not be an either-or situation. "We don't have a sales tax here, thank heavens. I’ve seen other states that have tried to get rid of a property tax by creating a sales tax."
Traini touts his 14 years on the assembly, while Clary says he offers a fresh perspective.
For Midtown voters, it's a real choice.
For a full list of candidates in the April 2 municipal election, click here.