With vote counting now over, the Anchorage’s far left can breathe a sigh of relief after narrowly winning all four school board races and retaining arguably the most radical assemblyman the city has ever seen.

A total of 75,365 Anchorage resident voted in the April election. That’s nearly 32% of eligible voters.

The silver lining for conservatives is that the top political post is still up for grabs. Conservative Dave Bronson will attempt to defeat far left candidate Forrest Dunbar in a May 11 runoff since neither man was able to capture at least 45% of the overall vote. A Bronson win may provide some balance to the hard left tilt the city has taken.

In most races, multiple conservative candidates have divided up the vote and handed victory to opponents who were supported by Planned Parenthood and other liberal activist groups.

Here’s how the final tally looks for the top vote getters.


  • Dave Bronson: 24,537
  • Forrest Dunbar: 23,028
  • Bill Falsey: 9,543
  • Bill Evans: 7,066
  • Mike Robbins: 5,761
  • George Martinez: 2,751


  • Yes: 5,180 (43.5%)
  • No: 6,739 (56.5%)


  • Kelly Lessons: 25,327 (38.8%)
  • Judy Norton Eledge: 25,092 (38.4%)


  • Pat Higgins: 21,389 (32.9%)
  • Sami Graham: 21,013 (32.4%)


  • Dora Wilson: 28,752 (45%)
  • Kim Paulson: 21,575 (33.8%)


  • Carl Jacobs: 31,917 (51.2%)
  • Elisa Vakalis: 30,382 (48.8%)

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Leftist candidates eke out wins in sharply divided Anchorage – mayoral race heads to runoff

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • John J Otness says:

    Was this tabulated on Dominion machines?

    • Alberto Brandolini says:

      Please google
      “dominion voting machines debunked”

      You keep spreading lies either on purpose or by accident

      But it’s embarrassing for you

      • Michael S Totten says:

        What’s embarrassing is that you believe everything you see on tv and everything you read on communist controlled internet platforms. It was never debunked. There is hard evidence from MIT computer techs that have shown that the Chinese made software flipped votes but you idiots will ignore that because it doesn’t fit your communist narrative. Now go back to your corner. Better yet show us all the website where you found this info. I bet it wasn’t a .gov site. Nope. Probably CNN or msnbc. Prove me wrong!

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I feel sorry for the children! This is not good for Alaska! Unbelievable!

  • Lobo says:

    From what I have been seeing, Anchorage is an extension of Commiefornia now.. And, it’s affecting the Matsu valley.. Not everyone fleeing the snakes pit are leftists, but some are.

    • Alberto Brandolini says:

      You know large sections of California are conservative…

      And how in any way is Alaska like California?

      You’re embarrassing yourself with hyperbole

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Funny the counts are all about the same,
    a few hundred votes differs
    Yes dominion machine question?

    • Alberto Brandolini says:

      Please google
      “dominion voting machines debunked”

      You keep spreading lies either on purpose or by accident

      But it’s embarrassing for you

  • D says:

    Conservative candidates needs to have gentlemen agreements about who should run so we stop defeating ourselves at the polls. We can’t fight a war on two fronts; with the Left and their insanity as well as our own personality spectrum. Vote for the winner!

  • FreeInSD says:

    I fled Anchorage just in time it seems. Y’all are gonna be locked down again and again, some form of masks and other covid bullsh*t forever. I’m in a free, open, maskless state now, couldn’t be happier.

    If you aren’t willing to fix your voting systems, by force if necessary, then Anchorage deserves to rot.