Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

ADN's Devin Kelly, KTUU's Austin Baird join Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes on Alaska Edition to discuss Anchorage's upcoming mayoral election. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)
ADN’s Devin Kelly, KTUU’s Austin Baird join Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes on Alaska Edition to discuss Anchorage’s upcoming mayoral election. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off.

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HOST: Zachariah Hughes

GUESTS:

  • Devin Kelly, city reporter, Alaska Dispatch News
  • Austin Baird, political reporter, KTUU Channel 2 News

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.