Spend a little time with the Anchorage’s new mayor, Dave Bronson, and you quickly notice that he’s a man of firm and unwavering conservative convictions. But he is a happy warrior, the kind who looks you in the eye, genuinely listens to all sides and then tries to find solutions that do not compromise his core values or the promises he campaigned on.

This dynamic is playing out before our eyes as he attempts to find a permanent chief librarian to head up Anchorage’s public library system. Bronson flat out refuses to name a library director who will continue politicizing the library with far-leftist propaganda.

The Anchorage Assembly, who gets to approve or reject this post, has so far nixed Bronson’s first pick – Sami Graham. His second choice (Judy Norton Eledge) was named last week. She’s another candidate with extensive educational and administrative credentials, and someone who also shares Bronson’s conservative values.

Dominated by hard-leftist members, the Assembly will have to get used to working with a mayor who has never been a politician, and who aims to stick to his principles. In many ways Bronson epitomizes what conservatives need in 2021.

We can’t afford politicians – whether they be at the school board, governor’s mansion or the halls of Congress – who blow with the political winds and ever-changing headlines. Stemming the woke madness that has infected our local, state and national governments requires men and women with a fighting streak – people willing to exhaust their legal options and spend political capital to earn hard-fought victories. To accomplish this, Bronson and others need our support – both in word and action. He certainly won’t get it from Alaska’s mainstream media, and so it is incumbent on us all to encourage this man, to speak out in support of his nominees and join him in this fight.

If these are the days that try men’s souls, let us enter the fray with unyielding conviction.

To reach Mayor Bronson, drop him a line at (907) 343-7100 or email

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Mayor Bronson epitomizes the ‘happy-warrior’ that conservatives desperately need

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.


  • NAV says:

    Seems to me Anchorage finally elected a no nonsense man of integrity and Honor.
    The Conservative values he has thus far shown speaks volumes already with the run away spending that the last 4 administrations have subjected on Anchorage.
    HOORAH Mayor Bronson !!!

  • Jen says:

    Don’t forget to ponder Mayor Bronson and First Lady Deb Bronson are proven faithful believers in God and demonstrated commitment to God’s word and church family. By three years away I hope to see them continue staying faithful amidst all this victory pompous fanfare they have recieved, and they do not drifting away.

    Anchorage families the best thing they can do supporting this Mayor is pray, faithfully attend a local church, church families schedule time to read bible together, and serve discipling new church families into the church family, while taking up opportunities serving at the city gates on community leadership positions. That’s why the church got to disciple to bring the gospel to more people, since not all current church members are called to service and leadership.

    • Jen says:

      There might be Anchorage residents just waiting for a quiet faithful believer to share the Gospel and Disciple them, so they can hear God’s voice to run for office.

  • NP Adam says:

    If he’s auditioning to primary GOV D, I’m listening.

  • Robin Billiet says:

    I worked many a Saturday and a a couple of weekdays knocking on doors for Mayor Bronson. I’ve never done that in my life but I knew when I met him that he was going to stand by the things he promised. He is truly a good man and his agenda is to create a great city for all of us. I’m loving every minute of watching him work and I’m so proud of him and the job he’s doing.

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:


    What is this–a political crush at first sight? Bronson hasn’t been in office but for a little more than three months! I don’t give advise to strangers, but (for what it’s worth) give your Grecian boy more time to prove himself worthy of your favors before you stumble all over yourself like some amorous fool! Be more conservative! Why, the ball has just begun!


    • SLMustain says:

      Mayor Dave Bronson was sworn in on July 1, 2021 with an Assembly majority who publicly stated do not assume we will fight you. Get to know us. Work with us a bit. (Paraphrasing a bit here.)
      Alas, all who watched the preceding 12-15 months of craziness, petulance and pontificating knew better.
      I’m pretty confident those folks are sad to be right.
      Let’s spend our energy helper Nggen our mayor turn Anchorage back to a more balanced keel.

      • SLMustain says:

        ‘Let’s spend our energy helping our new mayor turn Anchorage back onto a more balanced keel.’

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    First off he’s a God fearing man.
    We all have faults and make mistakes.
    But not evil like this assembly

  • G Aleution says:

    He’s doing a great job. We should have Constitutional meetings among like minded persons. Our confederate republic IS the best form of government and most hospitable. Teach the children this.

  • G Aleution says:

    In fact, I’d have refresher US Constitution Seminars taught by a willing, capable (perhaps former) loud instructor on the agenda for the duration of your term. Evidently, ever so many in the community and on the dais missed so many Constitutional law hours that to keep the republic in Alaska it is right thinking they are needed to hit some high peaks Constitutionally speaking!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • G Aleution says:

    Even Nancy Pelosi had to ask plaintively “What’s an emolument? (How Precious!) She got her answer. Will you?