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Filing for Appointment to Vacant Assembly Seat

Assembly District 2 - Seat A, Eagle River-Chugiak: 

One member to be appointed.  Appointment term ends upon certification of the April 2, 2019 Regular Municipal Election currently scheduled for the Regular Assembly Meeting of April 16, 2019.

The period in which to file an application for appointment will open December 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will close December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Applicant filing forms are available below.  Forms will also be available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 632 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 250. 

To be qualified for appointment, an applicant must ...

  • Be a qualified voter of the Municipality of Anchorage,
  • Have been a resident of District 2 for at least one year, and
  • Be committed to remain a resident of District 2 while in office.

Other qualifications and requirements for applicants are included in the filing forms. 

Applications shall be accepted only by hand-delivery or email.  Applications can be hand-delivered to Municipal Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 632 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 250, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.  Applications can be emailed to the Municipal Clerk’s email at, provided the date of receipt by email is the date and time received in the in-box of the Municipal elections email address.  Applications shall not be accepted by U.S. mail or facsimile.  Late applications shall not be accepted by the Municipal Clerk’s Office and will not be considered by the Assembly.

All applicants who file timely and meet the qualifications prescribed by law shall be considered nominees for appointment.  The Municipal Clerk shall forward qualified applications to the Assembly for consideration.

The Assembly will interview nominees at a public meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 2:00-4:00 p.m.   The Assembly will vote for the person to be appointed at a special meeting called for this purpose on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 4:00-6:00 p.m.  The Assembly’s appointment may be subject to pending appeals or challenges, if any.

    • Elections
    • Municipal Clerk: Barbara A. Jones
    • MOA Election Center 619 East Ship Creek Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • (907) 243-VOTE (8683)

Information about the verified applicants who have filed for office may be posted online at the end of each filing day and are available below in order by date/time of filing.

Applicants for Assembly Vacancy, Seat A:

Oliver Schiess, filed 12/06/2018

Blake Merrifield, filed 12/06/2018

Gretchen Wehmhoff, filed 12/07/2018

Bill Starr, filed 12/10/2018

Nick Miller, filed 12/10/2018