Dunbar, Robbins lead in fundraising for Anchorage mayoral race

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Anchorage City Hall on Dec. 8, 2020 (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

Fifteen candidates are in the race for Anchorage mayor. Two lead the pack in terms of fundraising: East Anchorage Assembly member Forrest Dunbar had raised $252,216 at the beginning of February, and Anchorage businessman Mike Robbins followed at $210,058.

Behind them, former U.S. Air Force and commercial pilot Dave Bronson reported $162,482 raised. Former city manager Bill Falsey came in at $106,285 and former Assembly member Bill Evans followed with $98,480. George Martinez, who worked as a special assistant to former Mayor Berkowitz, raised $60,086.

Three independent expenditure groups have also registered their involvement in the upcoming municipal election. Anchorage Progress, supporting Evans, Robbins and Bronson, raised about $3,000. Building Alaska, which supports Evans and Robbins, but opposes Bronson, has pulled in $24,000. The group Evans for Anchorage has not yet reported any contributions. 

Ballots will start to go out next month for the April 6 election.

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that there are 14 candidates in the race. There are 15 candidates currently running for Anchorage mayor.