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.




  • 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


  • Kara Moriarty



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 FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard 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!

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