Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson has tapped local attorney Mario Bird to serve as city attorney, but he must make it through a Sept. 13 vote in order to officially fill the post. He has been serving in the capacity on an interim basis, awaiting final confirmation.

Mario Bird

The Assembly has a history of denying the conservative mayor’s appointments, but Bird brings an impressive resume to the table.

He demonstrated stellar academics throughout his entire education, including a law degree at Ave Maria School of Law where he graduated with magna cum laude honors in 2011.

He has since worked as a law partner at Ross, Miner & Bird in Anchorage, and most recently established his own practice in which he has addressed civil, constitutional, criminal and family law.

Bird is admitted to the Alaska Bar, U.S. District Court for Alaska, 9th Circuit federal court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His colleagues describe him as a thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled attorney who possesses the common sense, charity, wit and good humor needed to be an effective attorney.

As a longtime Alaskan, dedicated family man, highly engaged member of his church and local community, it is hard to imagine a more suitable pick for municipal attorney.

This is a golden opportunity for the Assembly to bury the hatchet – or at least stow it away for the evening – and confirm a stellar nominee.


— Click here to contact members of the Anchorage Assembly.

— Click here to read Mario Bird’s resume.

— Click here to read Bird’s letters of recommendation.

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OPINION: Anchorage Assembly should amicably confirm mayor’s pick for city attorney

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    This will be good to watch. The democratic Anchorage assembly can’t/won’t bury the proverbial hatchet as you say unless it’s in Mr. Bird’s back.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    The Anchorage assembly, there so stuck in there Ways there going to fight this to the end.
    What others are saying, Anchorage you voted or Didn’t Vote these woke people out. This is what you get a filthy corrupt dirty city.
    A pass through town no stopping for me. I put my clothespin on my nose put my blinders on and don’t look back.

  • John Fleming says:

    Mr. Bird is an outstanding choice for the position of city attorney. He thoroughly studies every proposal issue that crosses his desk and backs up his legal recommendation with facts and clear reasoning. He looks at all sides of an issue and provides legal guidance that is well founded and convincing. You won’t get any closer to the truth with anyone else.

    • Crage says:

      If you crap in the nest you created, Bird, you get to sleep in it. The super majority Assembly, yay, was born one night but not last night!

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    Mr. Bird is an outstanding choice for city attorney……..which is why the assembly is going to fight it.

    • Crage says:

      Nope! Mr. Bird shot himself in his feet and tried to work against the super majority Assembly. How stupid is Bronboski and Bird?

  • JC says:

    And so what was the outcome?

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    Must we have another radical Christian nationalist in a position of power to restrict our personal freedoms?