Anchorage mayoral election, 2009

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The 2009 Anchorage Mayoral Election was held on April 7, 2009, with a runoff election between the top two candidates occurring on May 5, as no candidate reached a 45% plurality needed to win outright. Fifteen candidates competed for the post, with former State Rep. Eric Croft and former Anchorage Assemblyman Dan Sullivan proceeding to the runoff election, which Sullivan won with 57% of the vote.[1]

Candidates[edit]

  • Matt Claman - former Anchorage Assembly chairman, acting Mayor since January 2009
  • Eric Croft - former Democratic State Representative and 2006 gubernatorial candidate
  • Merica Hlatcu
  • Paul Honeman
  • Phil Isley
  • Paul Kendall
  • Jacob Seth Kern
  • Dominic Lee
  • Bob Lupo
  • Walt Monegan - former Anchorage police chief and former Public Safety Commissioner
  • Billy Ray Powers
  • Sheila Selkregg - Anchorage Assemblywoman
  • Larry Shooshanian
  • Dan Sullivan - former Anchorage Assemblyman
  • Richard Wanda

Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

2009 Anchorage Mayoral election (first round)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Dan Sullivan 25,262 43.38
Nonpartisan Eric Croft 11,432 19.63
Nonpartisan Sheila Selkregg 9,473 16.27
Nonpartisan Walt Monegan 5,063 8.69
Nonpartisan Matt Claman 3,325 5.71
Nonpartisan Paul Honeman 2,636 4.53
Nonpartisan write-ins 170 0.29
Nonpartisan Paul Kendall 146 0.25
Nonpartisan Dominic Lee 144 0.25
Nonpartisan Billy Ray Powers 133 0.23
Nonpartisan Phil Isley 122 0.21
Nonpartisan Jacob Seth Kern 85 0.15
Nonpartisan Bob Lupo 83 0.14
Nonpartisan Larry Shooshanian 59 0.10
Nonpartisan Richard Wanda 52 0.09
Nonpartisan Merica Hlatcu 48 0.08
Turnout 58,233

Runoff[edit]

2009 Anchorage Mayoral election (runoff)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Dan Sullivan 28,866 57.28 +13.90
Nonpartisan Eric Croft 21,527 42.72 +23.09
Turnout 50,393

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