Matanuska – Susitna Borough voters elected two Borough Assembly representatives on Tuesday. The unofficial results of the Valley elections show that only 11 percent of the Borough’s registered voters turned out at the polls on election day. They passed both ballot propositions by an overwhelming margin. Prop. One approved a reapportionment of Borough districts, while Prop. Two increased the amount to tax exemption offered to Borough seniors and disabled veterans.
Borough District Five’s Assembly seat was won by Big Lake’s Dan Mayfield. Reached by phone Tuesday evening, Mayfield thanked his supporters.
“I want to thank the crew that supported me. I had an absolutely fantastic campaign committee. And all the people in the district who really took the time to talk to me and let me know what was important to them. That was an awesome experience and I really want to thank them all. “
Mayfield ran against Knik/ Goose Bay’s Bill Kendig. Steve Colligan, running unopposed, kept the District 4 Assembly seat.
Two Borough school board seats were won by Tiffany Scott and Ole Larson, both running unopposed.
Mat Su Borough officials still need to count close to 1500 absentee ballots, and more than 300 questioned ballots. The election results remain unofficial until certified on October 21.
Two Valley cities also held elections on Tuesday. In Wasilla, Bert Cottle took almost 75 percent of the vote to win the mayor’s race over Loren Means.
Wasilla’s Colleen Sullivan – Leonard and Stuart Graham won city council seats.
In Palmer, Linda Combs and Brad Hanson won Palmer city council seats. Wasilla and Palmer election results are unofficial until certified.