By AlaskaWatchman.com

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With 100% of precincts reporting, and roughly 4,100 early and absentee votes yet to be tabulated, here is where the Mat-Su Borough election results from Nov. 8 stand.

SCHOOL BOARD

It looks like the already conservative Mat-Su School Board has moved a bit more into the red after the Nov. 8 Mat-Su elections.

Conservatives Kendel Kruse, Kathryn McCollum and Jacob Butcher all won their races, as did less known Ted Swanson. Longtime school board member Ole Larson won unopposed. Perhaps the biggest change is the fact that the most left-leaning member, retiring Dwight Probasco, is no longer on the board.

The Mat-Su School Board has stood out among other districts with its willingness to prohibit males from competing on all-female sports teams, resist critical race theory in curriculum and empower parents. The board has also been a firm supporter of publicly funded homeschool options and recently passed a policy that requires each school day to begin with a moment of silence.

ASSEMBLY

In the Mat-Su Assembly races, solid conservative Brian Endle has likely lost his bid to unseat the more “moderate” incumbent Tim Hale. Likewise, the most left-leaning Assembly member, Stephanie Nowers, appears to have easily retained her seat. The mostly conservative Assembly, however, remains in tact.

VOTE COUNTS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 1

— Tim Hale – 3,124 votes

— Brian Endle – 2,345 votes

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 2

— Stephanie Nowers – 2,043 votes

— Meghan Trupp – 1,329 votes

— Dana Raffaniello – 961 votes

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2

— Kendal Kruse – 2,267 votes

— Ray Michaelson – 1,942 votes

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3

— Kathryn McCollum – 3,648 votes

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5

— Jacob Butcher – 2,018 votes

— Shirley Akelkok – 765 votes

— Kimmie Elrod – 603 votes

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 6

— Ole Larson – 3,541 votes

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 7

— Ted Swanson – 2,314 votes

— Christiana Sitbon – 1,608 votes

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Mat-Su election results: School board stays solidly conservative – moderate assembly incumbents win

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.