Friday, February 12, 2010

Anchorage, Alaska 2010 Municipal Election - Official List Of Assembly And School Board Candidates And Ballot Propositions

Update April 6th: Election results and post-election analysis now available HERE.

The candidate filing period ended at 5:00 P.M. on Friday February 12th, 2010, and we now know who the candidates will be. The Municipality of Anchorage has been faithful in keeping their list up to date, so I can now publish this post. I will frequently update this post with newer information and links as needed.

Anchorage will hold its annual municipal election on Tuesday April 6th, 2010. Five Assembly seats and two School Board seats will be up for grabs. While Assembly members represent designated geographical districts, all school board seats are city-wide. The MOA Election Page provides all necessary information about the upcoming election, to include how to register to vote and what assembly district you live in.

Candidates are listed in two places; on the MOA Candidates Page, and in the APOC database. The latter provides information on candidate fund-raising and campaign contributions.

Significant media reports:
-- Anchorage Daily News February 12th story HERE.
-- Anchorage Press January 20th pre-campaign story about candidates HERE
-- Anchorage Press February 10th pre-campaign story about candidates HERE
-- Alaska Star February 25th story HERE; focuses mainly on Eagle River candidates
-- KTUU Channel 2 March 9th story about the ballot propositions HERE
-- Anchorage Press March 10th final profile of Assembly races HERE
-- The Alaska Standard March 23rd opinion story advocating for Trombley, Clary, and Hall HERE.
-- The Alaska Standard March 12th story by Dan Fagan exposing a massive outpouring of liberal support for Dick Traini HERE.
-- Anchorage Daily Planet March 23rd story about a recent Make It Monday Assembly candidate forum HERE.
-- KTUU Channel 2 March 26th profile of Seat A School Board race available HERE.
-- KTUU Channel 2 news video on the South Anchorage Assembly race HERE.
-- Anchorage Daily News March 29th story about the West Anchorage Assembly race HERE
-- KTVA Channel 11 March 29th story about the East Anchorage Assembly race HERE
-- Anchorage Daily News April 2nd story about the school board races HERE.

Section 2 - Seat A – Chugiak/Eagle River
(1). Debbie Ossiander
------ Campaign Facebook page HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
------ Ossiander on March 10th Dan Fagan Show discussing Begich scandal (audio embed below):


(2). Joelle Brown
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Facebook Page HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
(3). Joshua Roberts
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE

Section 3 – Seat D – West Anchorage. Read updated post of my recommendation for this race HERE.
(1). Matt Claman (Incumbent)
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE.
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
(2). Ernie Hall
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Facebook page HERE.
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE.
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
(3). Bill Sigler
------ Updated Facebook page link HERE
------ YouTube channel HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
------ Some possible background information available HERE (Anchorage Daily News link dated 1988). Also read March 10th Anchorage Press story for some background

Section 4 – Seat F – Midtown Anchorage
(1). Dick Traini
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
------ The Alaska Standard March 12th post HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
(2). Andy Clary
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Facebook page HERE
------ Twitter page HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
------ Stories published by Clary on The Alaska Standard HERE
(3). Joshua Whittaker

Section 5 – Seat H – East Anchorage
(1). Adam Trombley
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
(2). Paul Honeman
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Facebook Page HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News 2010 candidate profile HERE
------ APOC list of contributors HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
------ Background: ADN 2009 Mayoral Candidate Interview accessible HERE (click on Honeman's picture to read his responses)
------ Background: KTUU Channel 2 2009 mayoral candidate profile with video HERE.
(3). Thomas Purcell: No campaign website yet; read March 10th Anchorage Press story for some background
Paul Bauer has now withdrawn from the race.

Section 6 – Seat J – South Anchorage
(1). Jennifer Johnston (Incumbent)
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
(2). Keli Booher
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Facebook Page HERE
------ Anchorage Daily News candidate profile HERE
Update: Neither Christopher Mosely nor Rick Helms are listed as candidates any longer. Mosely has been disqualified, and Helms apparently changed his mind.

Anchorage School Board Seat A: Read updated post on my recommendations for this race HERE. Audio of appearance on KAKM Channel 7's "Running" embedded below:


(1). James Labelle
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
(2). David Nees
------ Facebook page HERE
(3). Tommy O'Malley
------ Facebook page HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
(4). Don Smith
------ Official campaign website HERE

Anchorage School Board Seat B: Read updated post on my recommendations for this race HERE. Audio of appearance on KAKM Channel 7's "Running" embedded below:


(1). Jeannie Mackie
------ Official campaign website HERE
------ Has received the Anchorage Education Association endorsement
(2). Robert Griffin
------ Official campaign website HERE
(3). Ted Wilson: Although still officially listed, has apparently dropped out of the campaign, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Ballot Propositions: The following ballot propositions were first introduced at the February 2nd Assembly Meeting. They have now been finalized and are listed on the MOA Notice of Regular Election. Synopses presented below. Listen to Len Anderson discuss the bonds on KSKA on March 23rd (audio embedded below):


-- PROPOSITION 1 – ANCHORAGE ROADS AND DRAINAGE SERVICE AREA ROAD AND STORM DRAINAGE BONDS: Reference AO 2010-13, Roads and Storm Drainage. $37,090,000 of General Obligation Bonds of the Municipality of Anchorage to pay the costs of road, storm drainage and related capital improvements. An annual increase in property taxes of approximately $11.84 per $100,000 assessed value to retire the proposed bonds. The list of proposed projects is included in the document.

-- PROPOSITION 2 – AREAWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS: Reference AO 2010-9, Public Safety Improvements. $250,000 of General Obligation Bonds of the Municipality of Anchorage to pay the costs of public safety improvements and related capital improvements. Specifically, this is for the new Sand Lake ambulance. An annual increase in property taxes of approximately $0.06 per $100,000 assessed value to retire the proposed bonds.

-- PROPOSITION 3 – ANCHORAGE FIRE SERVICE AREA FIRE PROTECTION BONDS: Reference AO 2010-5, Fire Protection Capital Improvements. $1,150,000 of General Obligation Bonds of the Municipality of Anchorage to pay the costs of fire protection capital improvements. Specifically, the purpose is to fund replacement fire engines. An annual increase in property taxes of approximately $0.31 per $100,000 assessed value to retire the proposed bonds.

-- PROPOSITION 4 – AREAWIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS: Reference: AO 2010-6, Public Transportation Improvements. $932,000 of General Obligation Bonds of the Municipality of Anchorage to pay the costs of Public Transportation Improvements and related capital improvements. An annual increase in property taxes of approximately $0.23 per $100,000 assessed value to retire the proposed bonds. List of projects HERE (first page only).

-- PROPOSITION 5 – SHALL THE MUNICIPALITY EXCHANGE 2.77 ACRES OF MUNICIPAL LAND FOR 2.73 ACRES OF PRIVATE LAND TO EXPAND SISTERHOOD PARK, PROVIDE OFF-STREET PARKING AND REDUCE SAFETY AND TRAFFIC ISSUES ON 48TH AND VAN BUREN STREET? Reference AO 2010-10. This proposition approves an equal value exchange of 2.77 acres M/L of Municipal Land for 2.73 Acres M/L of private land. The Municipal Land to be exchanged includes 1.90 acres of M/L of dedicated Municipal Park Land in Sisterhood Park and .87 acres of non-dedicated Municipal land, located in or adjacent to tract 4, crossroads business park subdivision. The Municipality receives 2.73 acres M/L of adjacent private land, legally described as a portion of tract 5B-1. If the exchange is approved, the 2.73 acres of private land shall be dedicated as municipal park land, added to Sisterhood Park, provide off-street parking, and reduce safety and traffic issues on 48th and Van Buren Streets. There is no cost to taxpayers.

Proposition 6 applies only to the residents of the Mountain Park/Robin Hill Limited Road Service Area and is not listed here.

7 comments:

  1. Josh Roberts, Seat A Anchorage 2010 assembly candidate, has a web site. www.voteforjosh.com

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  2. I mean www.voteforjoshroberts.com

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  3. A belated thanks for the information. I've just updated this post.

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  4. yeah dunno how to sign in to this..still trying to escape the last century...:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-Bill-Sigler/362562084766?ref=nf

    Bill Sigler

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  5. Thanks for the input, Bill. That's actually a better link than I got from the print version of the Anchorage Press.

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  6. Thank you very much for posting all this information. It was very helpful!

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  7. Anonymous - You're quite welcome and I'm glad you found it useful.

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