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.