Wrangell Voters Decide Against Sales Tax Decrease

About 600 voters took to the polls in Tuesday’s elections.

Incumbent mayor David Jack will keep his position for another year after receiving three-quarters of the vote.

There was a controversial ballot initiative to lower the city and borough sales tax by 1.5 percent. That would have cost the city about $500,000 in lost annual revenue.

That proposition was defeated by 75 percent of the vote.

These results are unofficial until the canvass board meets on Thursday.