2019 Anchorage Municipal Election Results

2019 Anchorage Municipal Election Results

Here are the official results in the 2019 municipal election.

KTVA Web Staff
Leaders hold edge as Friday election results emerge

Leaders hold edge as Friday election results emerge

As ballots continue to trickle in from Anchorage's second-ever vote-by-mail election, the initial returns unveiled Tuesday in contests for three Assembly and two School Board seats appear likely to hold.

KTVA Web Staff
Voters likely to approve Anchorage school bond

Voters likely to approve Anchorage school bond

Preliminary results Wednesday showed the $59 million bond proposition was passing by nearly 8,000 votes.

Scott Gross
Anchorage's proposed alcohol tax is failing, for now

Anchorage's proposed alcohol tax is failing, for now

Preliminary election results show that Proposition 9 is failing by a couple thousand votes.

Lauren Maxwell
Show me the money: Outside PACs bankroll municipal campaigns

Show me the money: Outside PACs bankroll municipal campaigns

KTVA compiled data from the online campaign financial disclosure forms provided to the Alaska Public Offices Commission as of March 27.

Megan Mazurek
Accessible Vote Centers now open for municipal election

Accessible Vote Centers now open for municipal election

Anchorage municipal voters have another way to return their ballot by April 2 -- Accessible Vote Centers (AVCs) are now open. There are two school board seats, an assembly seat and 11 propositions on the ballot, including a controversial proposed alcohol

Megan Mazurek
Assembly-approved Anchorage School District budget seeks tax hike from homeowners

Assembly-approved Anchorage School District budget seeks tax hike from homeowners

On Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly voted to approve the Anchorage School District's operating budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, which includes a request for a 1.3 percent property tax increase.

Scott Gross
Prop 3 would upgrade Anchorage libraries, senior centers

Prop 3 would upgrade Anchorage libraries, senior centers

Proposition 3 is a $5.5 million bond proposal that includes money for Anchorage senior centers and libraries.

Lauren Maxwell
To tax or not to tax alcohol: A divided Anchorage

To tax or not to tax alcohol: A divided Anchorage

If Anchorage voters say yes to a five percent tax on alcohol sales, it will cost you more to buy a bottle of wine or a beer at your favorite watering hole.

Rhonda McBride
Meet the candidates for School Board in the 2019 Municipal Election

Meet the candidates for School Board in the 2019 Municipal Election

KTVA asked the candidates for Anchorage School Board to answer questions about key issues in the community. Here are their answers.

KTVA Web Staff
Meet the candidates for Assembly in the 2019 Municipal Election

Meet the candidates for Assembly in the 2019 Municipal Election

KTVA asked the candidates for Anchorage Assembly to answer questions about key issues in the community. Here are their answers.

KTVA Web Staff
New accessible vote center to open in Muldoon for municipal election

New accessible vote center to open in Muldoon for municipal election

A new pilot Accessible Vote Center will open at the Muldoon Mall, across from Fred Meyer during the municipal election. 

Bryan Dunagan
Sinking Sand Lake neighborhood asks voters for help

Sinking Sand Lake neighborhood asks voters for help

Nearly two months after the November 30 earthquake, some Anchorage residents are still facing struggles.

Cassie Schirm
City wants voters to approve alcohol tax for homeless services

City wants voters to approve alcohol tax for homeless services

The city says the 5 percent tax could raise million of dollars every year to go toward issues surrounding homelessness.

Lauren Maxwell
Alaska Supreme Court upholds Bart LeBon's 1-vote victory

Alaska Supreme Court upholds Bart LeBon's 1-vote victory

The Division of Elections declared Republican Bart LeBon the winner over Kathryn Dodge in a Nov. 30 recount.

Shannon Ballard
Dunleavy names Dimond High grad as new press secretary

Dunleavy names Dimond High grad as new press secretary

Matt Shuckerow, currently Sen. Dan Sullivan's deputy communications director and spokesperson, will start his new job with the governor on Jan. 2.

Steve Quinn
Fenumiai to again head Alaska Division of Elections

Fenumiai to again head Alaska Division of Elections

Gail Fenumiai’s return to the state Division of Elections’ top job was announced Friday by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer’s office.

Dunleavy joins newly elected governors in meeting with President Trump

Dunleavy joins newly elected governors in meeting with President Trump

Governor Mike Dunleavy met with President Trump on Thursday, Dec. 13. During the meeting, Dunleavy thanked the President for his encouragement and offer of federal assistance after November's 7.0 quake.

Jennifer Summers
Alaska high court rules against Dodge request in recount materials

Alaska high court rules against Dodge request in recount materials

The Alaska Supreme Court has weighed in against a Democratic candidate's request to consider materials in a Fairbanks race which could sway control of the state House to a GOP majority.

Dunleavy names interim Fish and Game commissioner

Dunleavy names interim Fish and Game commissioner

The state's 12th governor has tapped a Parnell-era division head within Fish and Game to lead the department.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy thanks earthquake educators, first responders

Dunleavy thanks earthquake educators, first responders

Mike Dunleavy discussed Friday's devastating earthquake during his swearing-in ceremony Monday in Kotzebue.

Joe Vigil
Dunleavy becomes governor on 'a little detour' to Kotzebue

Dunleavy becomes governor on 'a little detour' to Kotzebue

Republican Mike Dunleavy formally became Alaska's newest governor Monday, after being sworn into office in a ceremony that made history.

Liz Raines
Dunleavy to become first governor sworn in above Arctic Circle

Dunleavy to become first governor sworn in above Arctic Circle

It's also the first time an Alaska governor has chosen to hold the ceremony in a rural community. 

Liz Raines
Governor to be sworn-in Monday

Governor to be sworn-in Monday

At 57, Dunleavy has come a long way from Scranton, Pennsylvania where he was raised in a working class family.

Rhonda McBride
Dunleavy ditches Noorvik snowmachine ride after quake

Dunleavy ditches Noorvik snowmachine ride after quake

Mike Dunleavy will still be sworn in Monday in Noorvik, but will take a nonstop morning flight there from Anchorage.

LeBon edges Dodge by 1 vote in Fairbanks House recount

LeBon edges Dodge by 1 vote in Fairbanks House recount

Kathryn Dodge has until Wednesday to appeal the results to the Alaska Supreme Court

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy to retain Walker's education commissioner

Dunleavy to retain Walker's education commissioner

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy plans to retain Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Michael Johnson.

Elizabeth Roman
Dunleavy will ride snowmachine to Noorvik swearing-in

Dunleavy will ride snowmachine to Noorvik swearing-in

The state’s next governor will travel by snowmachine to his wife’s Northwest Alaska hometown before taking the oath of office next week.

Democratic lawmakers ask Dunleavy to drop resignation requests

Democratic lawmakers ask Dunleavy to drop resignation requests

A letter to governor-elect Mike Dunleavy claims his request "effects a demonstration of loyalty" from more than 1,200 at-will state employees.

Senate majority adds Democrat, sets goal of 'responsible budget, on-time'

Senate majority adds Democrat, sets goal of 'responsible budget, on-time'

The Alaska Senate majority announced Monday it has added a Democrat to its caucus and says they all agree that the budget is the most important task ahead.  

State certifies election with House District 1 race undecided

State certifies election with House District 1 race undecided

The Alaska Division of Elections certified the results of this month’s general election Monday, even as it works on the final outcome of a key House race in Fairbanks.

KTVA Web Staff
Dunleavy names 3 new commissioners, budget director

Dunleavy names 3 new commissioners, budget director

Alaska’s incoming governor added three new commissioners Monday to his roster of cabinet staff, also tapping Outside talent to manage the state's budget.

Fairbanks House race headed for recount while results get certified Monday

Fairbanks House race headed for recount while results get certified Monday

The Division of Elections says it hopes to certify the Nov. 6 races on Monday while the House race between Bart LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge may require a re-count to determine a winner.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy taps contractor as transportation commissioner

Dunleavy taps contractor as transportation commissioner

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy has named John MacKinnon Alaska’s next transportation commissioner.

Steve Quinn
LeBon, Dodge locked in tie for Fairbanks House Rep. job

LeBon, Dodge locked in tie for Fairbanks House Rep. job

The two candidates each have 2,661 votes in race that could have implications over who controls the House for the next two years.

Steve Quinn
Giessel to preside over GOP state Senate majority

Giessel to preside over GOP state Senate majority

Sen. Cathy Giessel of Anchorage was named to serve as president Sunday evening.

Kawasaki extends lead over Kelly; LeBon overtakes Dodge

Kawasaki extends lead over Kelly; LeBon overtakes Dodge

Scott Kawasaki is poised to be the lone Democrat to flip a Republican seat; meanwhile, Republicans are hoping Bart Lebon can hold off Kathryn Dodge while holding a slim House majority.

Steve Quinn
New election results could change control of Alaska House

New election results could change control of Alaska House

A key race in Fairbanks could flip leadership of the Alaska House after new results this week from the Division of Elections show Democrat Kathryn Dodge now leading Republican Bart LeBon by 10 votes.

Liz Raines
Dunleavy names Feige to become natural resources commissioner

Dunleavy names Feige to become natural resources commissioner

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy continues building his cabinet by naming Corri Feige as Department of Natural Resources.

Steve Quinn
Democrats take lead in 2 Fairbanks races

Democrats take lead in 2 Fairbanks races

Democrat Scott Kawasaki has a 152-vote lead over incumbent Sen. Pete Kelly in a Senate race; meanwhile Democrat Kathryn Dodge had a slim lead over Republican Bart LeBon in a House race.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy plans Noorvik swearing-in ceremony

Dunleavy plans Noorvik swearing-in ceremony

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy will visit his wife’s hometown on the Kobuk River to be sworn in as Alaska’s next governor, he announced Saturday evening.

Murkowski talks Dunleavy, midterms during Alaska visit

Murkowski talks Dunleavy, midterms during Alaska visit

Sen. Lisa Murkowski made several public appearances in Alaska discussing election results while praising the successful campaign run by Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

In his first public address since becoming the governor-elect, Mike Dunleavy addressed the Alaska Miners Association, re-stating his promise to focus on resource development.

Steve Quinn
Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

A red wave swept Alaska on Tuesday — according to unofficial results, it appears not only is the state's next governor, a Republican, but leadership in the state House and Senate will be too.

Liz Raines
Alaska's 2018 election turnout won't set record

Alaska's 2018 election turnout won't set record

in 2018, voter turnout was the third lowest in the last four races where Alaskans elected a governor

Lauren Maxwell
House Republicans tap Talerico as next Speaker

House Republicans tap Talerico as next Speaker

Republicans announced a slim majority to take over when lawmakers return to Juneau in January, but some Democrats say the move is premature.

Steve Quinn
LeDoux poised for another term in Juneau

LeDoux poised for another term in Juneau

In a race marked by ballot irregularities in the August primary, incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux holds strong in District 15

Steve Quinn
Begich concedes to Dunleavy in Alaska governor's race

Begich concedes to Dunleavy in Alaska governor's race

Republican Mike Dunleavy took an early lead on Democrat Mark Begich and kept a comfortable margin all night.

Steve Quinn
Young crushes Galvin in hard-fought House race

Young crushes Galvin in hard-fought House race

After nearly half a century in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative is set to remain in Washington D.C.

ELECTION RESULTS: Republicans set to control executive, legislative branches

ELECTION RESULTS: Republicans set to control executive, legislative branches

Republican Mike Dunleavy leads a Republican surge that will reign in the capital city when lawmakers return to Juneau in January.

Steve Quinn
Fish habitat initiative headed for defeat

Fish habitat initiative headed for defeat

Results bring an end to an issue that became a high-profile campaign issue for gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich.

Steve Quinn
3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

Juneau will see the first wholesale turn over of its legislative representation in decades

Steve Quinn
Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

With incumbents Grenn and Seaton losing, Republicans appear ready to reclaim House majority.

Joe Vigil
Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

In September, Judge Corey found himself embroiled in a national controversy that would threaten his future on the bench, after approving the no-jail plea deal in Justin Schneider’s case.

Daniella Rivera
Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

CBS News projects Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, delivering a major blow to President Trump and the GOP. Republicans, meanwhile, kept control of the Senate.

CBS News
East Anchorage man says someone voted in his name

East Anchorage man says someone voted in his name

"They went to look for my name and it was already highlighted and signed for, as if I had already been there to vote," said voter Kenneth Smith.

Lauren Maxwell
'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

Following days, weeks and months of partisan rhetoric, a seemingly non-stop onslaught of campaign advertising and some of the highest early voting numbers the state has ever seen — Election Day is finally here. 

Election analysis: A day of X-factors

Election analysis: A day of X-factors

Alaska is famous for races decided by a handful of votes. This election is filled with X-factors — so many variables that only voters can supply.

Rhonda McBride
Voters will get the final word on candidates, ballot measure

Voters will get the final word on candidates, ballot measure

Voters will bring closure to lots of Election Day questions, be it who will serve as new governor, will a Democratic-led caucus retain control of the House and will a salmon habitat ballot measure prevail.

Steve Quinn
Galvin takes on Young in congressional race

Galvin takes on Young in congressional race

Political newcomer Alyse Galvin is trying to beat longtime Congressional incumbent Don Young.

Joe Vigil
Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Supporters and opponents of the Ballot Measure 1 initiative widely disagree on what this measure means for resource development.

Steve Quinn
Voters will finally get their say on divisive salmon initiative

Voters will finally get their say on divisive salmon initiative

A protracted battle over salmon habitat measure now rests in the hands of the electorate

Steve Quinn
Young, Galvin campaign on final weekend before election

Young, Galvin campaign on final weekend before election

Don Young is trying to to hold onto his congressional seat, as Alyse Galvin hopes to replace the "Dean of the House."

Dave Leval
Walker writes open letter to next governor on election eve

Walker writes open letter to next governor on election eve

On Tuesday, Alaskans will choose the state's next governor. Whoever prevails at the polls, Gov. Walker has some words of wisdom and warning.

Liz Raines
Frontiers 158: Election 2018: Down to the Wire

Frontiers 158: Election 2018: Down to the Wire

Campaign ads have become relentless as we get down to the wire for Alaska's 2018 election on Tuesday.

Rhonda McBride
Long lines greet many early Alaska voters

Long lines greet many early Alaska voters

Elections workers expect a record turnout when early voting ends Monday.

Dave Leval
Election 2018: Races to Watch

Election 2018: Races to Watch

Guests Tom Hewitt and Matt Buxton join host Rhonda McBride in this online-only discussion about races to watch on Nov. 6.

Rhonda McBride
Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Thursday night's gubernatorial debate between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich featured a few barbs and doubling down on positions relating the Permanent Fund and crime.

Liz Raines
Controversial political ads will continue running in Alaska

Controversial political ads will continue running in Alaska

Anchorage state Rep. Les Gara filed a complaint with the Alaska Public Offices Commission over ads that weren't clear about who was funding them.

Joe Vigil
Dunleavy, Begich spar over crime, budgets and dividend

Dunleavy, Begich spar over crime, budgets and dividend

With five days remaining until voters head to the polls, gubernatorial candidates engage in election season's final debate.

Steve Quinn
To retain or not to retain: The cases for and against Judge Corey

To retain or not to retain: The cases for and against Judge Corey

A plea deal that produced no jail time for a midday attack thrust the case into a national spotlight and put an Anchorage judge's retention in question.

Daniella Rivera
WATCH: KTVA 2018 gubernatorial debate

WATCH: KTVA 2018 gubernatorial debate

The election season's last debate airs Thursday night at 6 on KTVA.

Steve Quinn
How much power does a governor have over the PFD?

How much power does a governor have over the PFD?

The Permanent Fund Dividend has become a key issue in Alaska's race for governor. In 2016, Gov. Bill Walker became the first governor to ever reduce checks using his veto power.

Liz Raines
People Mover will give free bus rides on Election Day

People Mover will give free bus rides on Election Day

Everyone in Anchorage can get a free ride to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6. 

Angela Krenzien
15 judges up for retention statewide: Here's how you can learn about them

15 judges up for retention statewide: Here's how you can learn about them

Judges do not make the laws, but they are responsible for upholding them. They also may be the most overlooked names on the ballot. 

Daniella Rivera
Politicians, celebrities weigh in on AK governor's race

Politicians, celebrities weigh in on AK governor's race

President Trump and Portugal. The Man are putting their support behind different candidates in Alaska’s governor’s race.

Angela Krenzien
Amid political ads, Gov. Walker clarifies support for Begich

Amid political ads, Gov. Walker clarifies support for Begich

As political advertising continues this election season, Gov. Bill Walker says certain independent expenditure groups are running ads that misrepresent his positions on the issues and released a statement Monday to address them. 

Angela Krenzien
Grenn locked in 3-way race for second term

Grenn locked in 3-way race for second term

Republican Sara Rasmussen and Democrat Dustin Darden are making public safety their top priority in trying to unseat incumbent Jason Grenn.

Steve Quinn
Begich talks crime, government transparency in live interview

Begich talks crime, government transparency in live interview

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich talks crime and government transparency in a live interview with KTVA.

Jeff Bridges
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dunleavy for governor

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dunleavy for governor

The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Mike Dunleavy for Governor in 2018. ASRC's president and CEO says Dunleavy aligns with the company's values.

Manny Creech
Alaskans turn out early to have say in election outcome

Alaskans turn out early to have say in election outcome

Early voting is in line across the state with the 2016 turnout but absentee ballots are down. That could indicate less interest, or it might indicate that Alaskans are more motivated to go to the polls and vote in person.

Scott Gross
Gov. Walker asks supporters to pull yard signs

Gov. Walker asks supporters to pull yard signs

With less than two weeks until Alaska elects a new governor, Gov. Bill Walker is asking his supporters to take down their Walker Mallott campaign signs. 

Angela Krenzien
LeDoux faces four challengers, push back from own party

LeDoux faces four challengers, push back from own party

Some candidates believe East Anchorage race tainted by primary ballot irregularities

Steve Quinn
Early voting begins with no answers on potential primary voter fraud

Early voting begins with no answers on potential primary voter fraud

Early voting has begun in the state's general election and Election Day itself is less than two weeks away. However, Alaskans still don't know whether the state is looking into potential voter fraud flagged during the primary.

Liz Raines
Pruitt, Snyder seeking East Anchorage 'purple' seat

Pruitt, Snyder seeking East Anchorage 'purple' seat

Democratic challenger Liz Snyder hopes to unseat four-term Republican House Rep. Lance Pruitt, who scored a narrow victory two years ago.

Steve Quinn
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot approaching

Deadline to apply for absentee ballot approaching

Saturday, Oct. 27 is the last day to submit an application for an absentee mail-in ballot.

Angela Krenzien
South Anchorage House candidates Higgins, Revak agree there are problems, but diverge on how to pay for state services

South Anchorage House candidates Higgins, Revak agree there are problems, but diverge on how to pay for state services

South Anchorage House District 25 pits Republican newcomer Josh Revak against former school board member, Democrat Pat Higgins.

Lauren Maxwell
Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Independent Chris Dimond and Democrat Sara Hannan are vying for seat currently held by Sam Kito III

Steve Quinn
NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

A major Alaska teachers union has endorsed Democrat Mark Begich in his bid for governor.

Manny Creech
Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

The Juneau District 34 post represents the Republicans' lone chance for a Juneau seat.

Steve Quinn
Can you get a new absentee ballot? Division of Elections says, 'Maybe.'

Can you get a new absentee ballot? Division of Elections says, 'Maybe.'

Some people who requested absentee ballots but haven't mailed them back may request a new ballot. People who have sent theirs in won't be able to vote again.

Lauren Maxwell
Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Sen. Dennis Egan is retiring after 10 years, leaving his post open for two candidates well known in the Capitol halls.

Steve Quinn
Alaska AFL-CIO proudly endorsed Gov. Walker for re-election. Now, it 'enthusiastically' supports Begich.

Alaska AFL-CIO proudly endorsed Gov. Walker for re-election. Now, it 'enthusiastically' supports Begich.

The largest labor union in the state, the Alaska AFL-CIO, switched its endorsement for governor from independent candidate Gov. Bill Walker to Democrat Mark Begich three days after Walker announced he was ending his campaign.

Lauren Maxwell
Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

After Gov. Bill Walker made his announcement, there were gasps, followed by an awkward silence in the main hall of the Dena’ina Center.

Rhonda McBride
Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

One of the big questions surrounding the AFN convention is which candidate, if any, will the massive political organization support in the race for governor.

Liz Raines
Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

In what may be his final Alaska Federation of Natives Convention speech, Gov. Bill Walker closed out his 30-minute-plus delivery with an apology to Alaska Native people. “As the 11th governor of the State of Alaska, I apologize to you, Alaska’

Steve Quinn
October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

Two longtime Alaska political operatives both warn voters to expect an October surprise in the 2018 governor’s race.

Rhonda McBride
Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

With the general election about a month out, KTVA's Rhonda McBride talks to Alaskans about the state's three main gubernatorial candidates.

Rhonda McBride
Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

As election day nears, a financial snapshot of Alaska's three main gubernatorial campaigns is beginning to emerge.

Steve Quinn
Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

The only proposition on the ballot next month isn't necessarily easy to understand. Ballot Measure 1 would create new laws surrounding development projects that could directly or indirectly impact salmon habitat.

Liz Raines

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