There’s a lot happening on the local political front over the next few days and weeks, and it is imperative that conservative minded Alaskans mobilize and take decisive action.

Tonight, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., the Anchorage Assembly is holding round two of a meeting to consider whether to impose a citywide mask mandate. And don’t forget the recall election for leftist Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel.

Many other communities are holding local elections. Most are already underway thanks to mail in balloting. We published our candidate survey results for Mat-Su, Juneau, Kenai and Fairbanks. Click on the above links to read the results. They are telling.

While Alaska desperately needs to reform its election laws, we’re not there yet. In the meantime, we need to make every effort to elect public servants who will take up this cause and restore faith in our representative democracy. Time is literally running out.

Local politics are not typically the big-ticket items that draw voters to the polls, but they directly impact our daily lives. Now that we’ve identified the conservative candidates, it’s time to volunteer, pony up and rally them to victory.

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It’s time for conservative Alaskans to take decisive action

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:

    You must stand together and fight with the Mayor, start recalls on all those idiots in the assembly and then join together in a class action lawsuit for civil liberties violations naming all those imposing these mandates as defendants individually in action filed in the state Supreme Court. (NOT DISTRIC COURT)

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I’ve said this many times before. You go to your polling place in your district. In person one vote with ID
    yes with ID end of story. This mail in voting is for lazy cheating people

    • Alexandra Duane says:

      “This mail in voting is for lazy cheating people”
      It’s for people with physical disabilities; for people whose work, school, child care, or other schedules make it difficult or impossible to get to the polls; and for members of the military serving away from their homes. There may be some people who use this option because they are “lazy”, but really, if it’s out of laziness, wouldn’t they just not vote? As to cheating, show the evidence. You can’t because there is none.
      I personally prefer voting in person, but because I am a volunteer poll worker, I can’t vote on election day – I have to be at the polling place the entire time it’s open. So I have to either vote early, or use a mail-in ballot.

    • Steve Peterson says:

      I believe that you are mostly correct. There are cases where people are unable to make it to the polls, but that should be the exception, not the rule. The left wants it to be the rule because mail-in ballots are rife with fraud.
      If you can make it to vote in person, and don’t because you are too scared or it’s just too hard, maybe you shouldn’t vote. Historically, people in this country so highly prized the right to vote that they would do whatever it took to exercise that right, however inconvenient it might have been for them.