North Slope mayor recalled by voters

Residents of the North Slope Borough have voted to recall Mayor Charlotte Brower.

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Charlotte Brower. Photo: North Slope Borough.
Charlotte Brower. Photo: North Slope Borough.

62 percent of voters backed Brower’s ouster in a special election Tuesday.

The mayor was not available to comment.

Brower came under fire after revelations that borough money had been spent on purchases from and for her family members, including sending her grandchild to a basketball camp.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission in September approved a nearly 35,000 dollar ($34,970) penalty for what it called “egregious” violations of campaign finance laws.

The borough assembly president will take over as interim mayor.

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