Anchorage election had low turnout

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008

ANCHORAGE - A look at this week's citywide election in Anchorage shows that voter turnout was low.

With more votes to count, the number of people who cast ballots Tuesday dropped by about 30 percent compared to last year's election.

The candidates who raised the most money won five of the six seats on the Anchorage Assembly.

Eagle River candidate Janet Brand had a very strong showing against incumbent Bill Starr. Her name wasn't even on the ballot. She was a write-in candidate, and got 40 percent of the vote.

Brand raised more than $28,000 compared to Starr's $11,000.

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