The Anchorage run-off election for mayor is on May 7th. There are only two candidates and you must choose between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz. To me the choice is crystal clear: Ethan Berkowitz.
Amy Demboski does not represent the many of the values that the majority of Anchorage holds dear. She has stated that the city spends too much money on parks and that public land should be given to private developers. She has repeatedly voted to block public access to multiple areas in Chugach State Park.
Demboski says bicycle safety is not a priority and she will not invest in new bike paths. Anchorage has had three bicyclists killed in the last 18 month yet her solution is to start a public aware campaign to remind bikers and drivers to "look both ways."
Demboski has repeatedly she stated veto all anti-discrimination measures.
If you don't vote Anchorage’s parks. and our access to parks, will be threatened by Demboski’s agenda. If you don’t vote more more bicycle commuters will be hit by cars. If you don’t vote Anchorage businesses will legally be able to discriminate.
Vote May 7th for Ethan Berkowitz.
- Where they stand: Anchorage mayoral candidates Berkowitz and Demboski on the issues
- Young People Against Demboski facebook page
- Ethan Berkowitz for Mayor of Anchorage
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