With less than 20% turnout in the Oct. 3 Juneau borough elections, hardened leftists appear to have defeated all conservative candidates.

In the unofficial results, liberals lead in all three borough assembly races as well as the lone school board contest.

The mail-in election began on Sept. 18 with drop boxes, the post office and vote centers accepting ballots. According to the clerk’s office, all ballots received through Oct. 2 have “undergone their initial review and those that were eligible for counting have been scanned and included” in the preliminary results.

Additional ballots from two vote centers and those placed in drop boxes or the post office after Oct. 2 are yet to be tallied. Additionally, election officials will be contacting voters whose ballots have “missing information or signature remedies” that need to be addressed before approval. The Canvass Review Board will meet Oct. 16-17 to review and certify the election.

In the borough assembly contests, incumbents Alicia Hughes-Skandijs and Christine Woll are well ahead of their conservative challengers, as is fellow leftist Paul Kelly. All three are endorsed by Alaska’s largest abortion provider – Planned Parenthood.

Another Planned Parenthood backed candidate, Brittney Cioni-Haywood, is in firm control of the only school board race.

On the proposition of whether Juneau taxpayers should approve nearly $30 million to build a new city hall, voters appear to be against the idea with 2,582 opposed and 2,470 supportive.

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Left-wing assembly and school board candidates sweep Juneau’s mail-in election

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:

    Well it shows tge working people(republican) work and democrats vote. Republicans will never win again only by their own laziness. If you can’t take time to vote the democrats will ein everything and then change the law do you won’t have to worry about voting again Mr. Republican. 20% is not a big number to beat,but Republicans need to get out and vote!

    • Lucindann says:

      Or maybe humanity loving progressives present a more optimistic and pragmatic alternative than Republican’s nasty list of grievance.

  • Forrest B. says:

    I wonder how many mail-in ballots from the Juneau municipal election could not be counted for lack of proper postage. Return-envelopes did not have pre-pId postage, and the weight of the assembled ballot appeared in the “extra postage required” weight class.

  • Debi Kirchner says:

    Shame on us!

  • jon says:

    I thought Alaska was a red state – lol, the Democrats are working AND voting. The GOP appears not to bother, maybe they thought that the Republicans would win. LOL