Saturday, February 14, 2009

Anchorage, Alaska 2009 Municipal Election - Official List Of School Board Candidates

Update April 5th: Post updated to include links to Anchorage Daily News candidate surveys and reformatted to make it easier to read.

Update February 17th: Anchorage Daily News reports that Valerie Baffone, Brian Horschel, and Emily Waters have decided to withdraw their candidacies for Seat B. List below updated accordingly.

The filing period for school board candidates for the upcoming Anchorage Municipal Election has now closed, and initially, there were 26 official candidates for the job (the number has since been whittled down to 23). These candidates are also listed on the Candidates Page of the Municipality's website and the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) website. Additional information on where, when, and how to vote can be found HERE.

This list will be updated as new information arrives. Mayoral candidates are listed HERE, and finalized ballot propositions will be presented in a separate future post, although a provisional list can be found HERE. Note that all school board seats are city-wide.

-- Alaska Star Feb 26 story on school board race HERE.
-- Report on candidates' April 1st appearance on KAKM Channel 7's "Running" HERE.

Seat B: Previous incumbent Chris Tuck resigned to take his seat in the Alaska State House. New incumbent is Jeannie Mackie, selected by the School Board to fill Tuck's unexpired term on February 14th. But she must stand for election this time round, nonetheless. You can read my more detailed profile of the Seat B race HERE.

-- Nels C. Johnson:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
---- Received AEA endorsement.
-- David Boyle:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
-- Michele Quier:
---- Background information HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Jeannie Mackie:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible
HERE.
---- Mackie has received an AEA endorsement.
-- William P.H. Nye:
---- Background information HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Starr Marsett:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Richard B. Foster:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Jennifer Lucas:
---- Official campaign website HERE
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
-- Steve Pratt:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KTUU 2008 candidate profile from previous run HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Marc Grober:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
-- Stephen P. Johnston:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
-- Mia Costello:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA interview accessible HERE.
---- Received an AEA endorsement.
---- Endorsed by the Anchorage Daily News.
-- Dan Garcia:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Background information HERE.


Seat E: Incumbent Macon Roberts stepping down after two terms. You can read my more detailed profile of the Seat E race HERE.

-- Don Smith:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE
---- Background information HERE.
---- KSKA Interview accessible HERE.
-- James LaBelle:
---- Official campaign website HERE
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
-- Bobby Jo Kramer:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA Interview accessible HERE.
-- Jody Smith:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Received an AEA endorsement.
-- Kathleen Plunkett:
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Additional background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Received an AEA endorsement.
---- Endorsed by the Anchorage Daily News.
-- Michael C. Lindbeck:
---- Background information HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
-- Marilyn Stewart:
---- Background information HERE. Note that the background information shows that she's a member of the NAACP; not a plus.


Seat F: You can read my more detailed profile of the Seat F race HERE.

-- Jeff Friedman (incumbent):
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Read Friedman's responses to Eagle Forum Alaska's 2006 candidate survey HERE.
---- KSKA Interview accessible HERE.
---- Received an AEA endorsement.
---- Endorsed by the Anchorage Daily News.
-- Dawn Bundick:
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Background information HERE.
---- Craigslist posting HERE.
---- Close relationship with organized labor; serves on AFSCME Local 52's Women's Issues Committee occupying the Central Region seat.
---- KSKA Interview accessible HERE.

Seat G: You can read my more detailed profile of the Seat G race HERE.

-- Crystal Kennedy (incumbent):
---- Official campaign website HERE.
---- Anchorage Daily News candidate survey HERE.
---- Read Kennedy's responses to Eagle Forum Alaska's 2006 candidate survey HERE.
---- Received an AEA endorsement.
---- Endorsed by the Anchorage Daily News.

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