The 2018 Mayoral Candidate Forum

A polling location at the Alaska Zoo in South Anchorage during Municipal elections in 2016 (Photo – Zachariah Hughes)

On the program this week we’ll be hearing the 2018 Mayoral Race Candidate Forum. 8 of the 9 candidates wishing to be mayor of the Anchorage Municipality were in attendance. You’ll hear their answers to some questions about many of Anchorage’s upcoming ballot proposals, as well as questions from each other. It is a great look into how each of the candidates thinks on important topics facing the Anchorage area.

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GUESTS:

  • Ethan Berkowitz: Mayor of Anchorage
  • Dustin Darden: Union carpenter, handyman and maintenance worker for the municipality of Anchorage
  • Nelson Godoy: Chief Executive Officer at Faces of Hope Community Services
  • Timothy Huit: Roofing contractor and transportation worker
  • Paul Kendall: Retired businessman, security consultant.
  • Rebecca Logan: CEO for the Alaska Support Industry Alliance
  • Matthew Mendonsa: Retired/disabled floral delivery worker
  • Ron Stafford: Transportation consultant

MODERATOR:

  • Kara Moriarty

HOSTS: 

LINKS:

RECORDED: Tuesday, March 13th, 2017 at the Dena’ina Center.

BROADCAST: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!