Dunbar, Robbins lead in fundraising for Anchorage mayoral race

the corner of the City Hall building
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.

Kavitha George is Alaska Public Media's statewide affairs reporter. Reach her at kgeorge@alaskapublic.org.

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