Anchorage voters overturn AO-37, support most incumbents

Anchorage voters repealed AO-37, the controversial labor law, during Tuesday’s election. They returned many incumbents and also sent some new Republicans to the state legislature as well.

Anchorage’s election sported it’s own special ballot measure on Tuesday — should the municipality keep AO-37, the controversial labor law created by Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration in 2013. After heavy campaigning by city labor unions against the ordinance, the community voted to repeal it. The vote no campaign won by nearly 7,000 votes, or 54 to 46 percent.

Anchorage unofficial results for contested races and AO-37

Ballot Measure 1 – Should AO-37 remain a law?

Vote No on 1 supporters
Vote No on 1 supporters at the Egan Center. Photo by Ashley Snyder / APRN.

Yes – 46%

No – 54%

 

Senate K

Mia Costello – 57%

Clare Ross – 43%

 

Senate M

Kevin Mayer – 71%

Felix Rivera – 29%

 

Senate N

Harry Crawford –  45%

Cathy Giessel – 55%

 

House 15

Laurie Hummel – 47%

Gabrielle LeDoux – 52%

 

House 16

Don Hadley – 46%

Max Gruenberg Jr. – 53%

 

House 18

Harriet Drummond – 66%

Phil Isley – 32%

 

House 19

Geran Tarr – 62%

Cean Stevens – 37%

 

House 21

Matt Claman – 50.08%

Anand Dubey – 49.57%

(Too close to call)

 

House 22

Marty McGee – 42%

Liz Vazquez – 57%

 

House 24

Mike Fenster – 36%

Craig Johnson – 64%

House 25

Charisse Millet – 55%

Patti Higgins – 45%

 

House 26

Bob Lynn – 67%

Bill Goodell – 32%

 

House 27

Matt Moore – 40%

Lance Pruitt – 59%

 

House 28

Sam Combs – 37%

Mike Hawker – 62%