Longtime Anchorage conservative Dave Bronson has entered the contest to become the next mayor of Anchorage.
Bronson, a retired Air Force colonel, has helped spearhead recent rallies criticizing Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s health mandates that have crippled many local businesses while restricting religious and civil liberties.
Bronson made his announcement on Aug. 25 during the most recent rally outside the Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Loussac Library. He is endorsed by conservative Assemblywoman Jamie Allard, who spoke highly of his candidacy.
Other endorsements have come from former Lt. Governors Loren Lehman and Craig Campbell. His campaign manager is former television and radio show host Bernadette Wilson, who has become one of the more recognizable conservative activists in the city.
Bronson’s conservative credentials include serving on the board of directors for the Alaska Family Council, a pro-life and pro-family organization that aims to defend and advance traditional family values in the public square.
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According to his campaign website, he is 62 years old and has lived in Alaska for the past 29 years. Born in Superior, Wisconsin, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin. After graduation, he was an active duty Air Force Pilot from 1981 to 1990, USAF Reserves Plans Officer from 1992 to 1993, and an Alaska ANG Maintenance Officer and Pilot from 1993 to 2005. From 1990 to 2020 he also worked as a commercial airline pilot.
He and his wife Debra have been married 35 years, raising two children.
Click here to find out more about Bronson on his campaign website.