Conservatives had a good night in the Oct. 4 Palmer and Wasilla city elections, according to the unofficial results on election night.

In Palmer, incumbent Mayor Steve Carrington won unopposed, while fellow conservatives on the city council – Carolina Anzilotti and Richard Best – had comfortable leads. Three other candidates, who the city council chose earlier this year to temporarily replace three left-leaning council members who voters recalled, were headed to victory. These included: Thomas Ojala IV (unopposed), Josh Tudor and John Alcantra (unopposed). Click here to see the unofficial results.

In Wasilla, Ian Crafton was slightly ahead of fellow conservative Nikki Velock (51% to 48%), while conservative Alina Rubeo ran unopposed. Click here to see unofficial results.

Most of the leading candidates in Palmer and Wasilla were recommended by Alaska Family Action’s values voter guide.

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Conservatives lead city council, mayoral races in Palmer & Wasilla

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.


  • Kasey says:

    Whew! Let’s not get caught sleeping again! I don’t know how the overwhelmingly conservative Palmer ended up with 3 libs on the council…unless folks didn’t vote, there was cheating, or both. I suspect it was more likely low voter turn out. But then we saw the results and woke up! But even so, there was not high voter turn out…just “More” voter turn out. Come on! It DOES make a difference, does it not?

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    If you don’t vote shut up, you have No say.