League of Women Voters holds candidate forum for 2021 municipal races

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 6:01 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers hosted the annual League of Women Voters of Tanana Valley Candidate Forum on Friday, September 24.

Candidates answered questions from local news outlets, including KUAC and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

All races involving two or more candidates were covered, including the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) School Board, Fairbanks City Council, FNSB Assembly, and Mayor of the Borough and the City of North Pole.

School Board candidate Andrew Graham was not present. Borough Assembly candidate Kevin McKinley and North Pole Mayor incumbent Mike Welch participated via Zoom.

The atmosphere grew contentious during the question and answer sessions for School Board and Borough Assembly.

The Municipal Elections will be held on October 5th. In-person early voting is currently available at the Shopper’s Forum.

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