If election day totals hold, the Anchorage Assembly will remain firmly controlled by the radical leftists who imposed Covid mandates, shut down churches, limited religious liberties and personal freedoms, pushed LGBTQ politics and bungled homelessness.

Likewise, it appears as if the 6-1 liberal majority on the school board will remain unchanged.

What are conservatives to do?

Certainly, we must wait until roughly 20,000 additional ballots are tabulated. You never know – in-person, election day votes might change things, but it doesn’t look good.

Anchorage is clearly a divided city, and the Assembly and school board do not represent the values of many residents.

In the end, politics is not the end-all, be-all for conservatives. At least it shouldn’t be. Our allegiances go much deeper into the realms of faith and family. This is perhaps the place to spend our time – forging strong churches, robust family ties, vastly expanded homeschooling, and strengthening networks of friends and neighbors who share common values.

It might also mean taking back the institutions that have been commandeered by the left – business coalitions, youth programs and civic and cultural organizations.

American politics is supposed to be a faithful representation of where the people stand and what they believe. Anchorage is clearly a divided city, and the Assembly and school board do not represent the values of many residents.

The long road of restoring cultural institutions will not be quick or easy. It takes time. Some will understandably jump ship and head to more conservative areas of the state. If you opt to leave, do so with a firm commitment to water the deep roots of your new home. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of time until the fruit is unbearably rotten.

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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.


  • Jack Roberts says:

    Mail in ballots have consequences.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    Face it, the anti-colonialists have colonized Anchorage, and are currently working on other areas of the state. These people are aligned with the party of death (death to unborn babies, to traditional marriage, to male/female gender, to Western Culture, etc.). It is daunting and discouraging, but there is always opportunity is crisis.
    I’ll be frank and unabashed: the only true countermeasure to the radicalization of Alaska is for Christians to spread the gospel of Christ boldly and be the light Jesus commanded us to be, which the darkness HATES. This also means to love your enemy, but it doesn’t mean to back down and be mealy-mouth as many churches have chosen to do. Live your lives in a holy fashion, witness to your neighbor about the power of God in your life, help those truly in need, resist the darkness at all turns.

  • Theresa Bird says:

    “But if be asked what sign we may look for to show that the advance of the Faith is at hand, I would answer by a word the modern smirks has forgotten: Persecution. When that shall once more be at work it will be morning. -Hilaire Belloc
    “And the servant of the man of God, rising early went out, and saw an army round about the city, and horses and chariots: and he told him, saying: Alas, alas, alas, my lord, what shall we do? But he answered: Fear not: for there are more with us than with them. And Eliseus prayed, and said: Lord, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses, and chariots of fire round about Eliseus (2 Kings 6:15-17).”
    Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us!