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2019 MSB Assembly campaigns are underway

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly is comprised of members elected from seven districts for staggered three-year terms for no more than two consecutive full terms.

The MSB also has a mayor who runs the Assembly meetings and only votes when there is a tie.

The 2019 election is scheduled for November 5, 2019.  The candidate filing period opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019.

This fall, there are open seats in District 1 (Butte & Soapstone/Buffalo Mine area) and District 2 (greater Palmer).

Five candidates have declared their intention to run with APOC (the Alaska Public Offices Commission) for District 2:  Elizabeth Utter; Faunus Doney; Nick Kenshalo; LaMarr Anderson; and Stephanie Nowers;

Two Candidates have declared with APOC for District 1: Brian Endle and Tim Hale.

Here is a bit about each candidate (in alphabetical order by first name) with their Facebook pages, websites, and LinkedIn profiles, etc:

District Two Candidates:

Elizabeth Utter (fka Maxson) – owner of Lizzy Bee’s Tax & Accounting.

elizabeth utter linked in

liz for assembly

https://www.facebook.com/lizu4d2/

Faunus Doney – a realtor

Mr. Doney originally planned to run for Palmer City Council:

doney palmer city council

doney palmer city council 2

https://doney4matsu2.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Doney4MatSu/

Nick Kenshalo – small business owner

https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.kenshalo

LaMarr Anderson – retired Air Force Office & board member of various entities:

Lamarr anderson linkedin

https://www.facebook.com/lamarr.anderson.5

Stephanie Nowers – a former Anchorage Daily News reporter/editor and current energy consultant & President of Gateway Community Council

stephanie nowers linked in

https://www.nowersforassembly.com/

District 1 candidates:

Brian Endle – Software Developer & President of Buffalo Mine/Soapstone Community Council.

brian endle linked in

http://endleforassembly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/endleforassembly/

Tim Hale – works on North Slope & is a board member of the Butte Community Council.

https://www.facebook.com/TimeHaleForAssembly/

tim hale web

https://www.timhaleforassembly.com/

MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Brian Endle ran for Assembly the last time the seat was open (2016) but lost to incumbent Jim Sykes:

https://www.frontiersman.com/news/endle-sykes-agree-on-virtually-nothing-at-aarp-debate/article_815ce234-7c33-11e6-9349-03d3c45b1451.html

Brian Endle is clearly a conservative:

brian endle money

Faunus Doney gave $ to Democratic candidate Mark Begich:

doney a

Mr. Doney supports Alyse Galvin:

doney alyse

Stephanie Nowers has supported the more liberal Assembly candidates:

nowers contributions

Stephanie was involved in the Palmer Toxic Dumping group:

LaMarr Anderson was a supporter of Ben Carson for President in 2016:

lamarr ben carson

Nick Kenshalo is trying to get Slim Jim to endorse him:

nick kenshalo slim jim

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