As Anchorage election officials sort out and tally Tuesday’s Anchorage election results, we would like to take a moment to thank all those, winners and losers alike, who jumped in to offer themselves for the more-often-than-not thankless mayoral and School Board posts.
Kudos also for those who, win or lose, campaigned for or against the eight propositions on the ballot.
Running for any office can be a grueling, exhausting process, but running for local offices can be especially challenging. Those with the courage and drive to believe in themselves enough to offer leadership should be commended for standing up when so many see voting as a chore.
The community thanks you for your time and your efforts to keep democracy alive.