Highly controversial Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera appears headed to victory in his effort to keep his spot on the Assembly.
The latest election update from April 8 shows voters rejecting the recall attempt 4,653 to 3,417. A total of just 8,070 votes have been counted so far, and there are a few thousand more still to be accounted for, but Rivera’s nearly 1,200 vote lead puts him in solid position to retain his seat.
Last year, organizers behind the recall effort gathered more than 5,000 signatures to put Rivera up for recall with many expecting a solid turnout to oust the controversial assembly chair. That has not materialized.