Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Early on in this Anchorage mayoral contest, I clearly favored Eric Croft. Judy strongly favored Sheila Selkregg. As I watched the campaign, both impressed me. Listening to them on the air, reading their views in print, and watching them at events, I've come around to regard Selkregg as far more qualified to be Anchorage mayor than any of the rest of the candidates, including my friend Eric.
We live in Wasilla. We've recently learned here that you never know when the dufus who gets elected your local mayor might be later chosen through some quirk of fate for a more important role. Or not. Also, executive experience counts. Selkregg has far more of it than any of the other candidates, with the possible exception of Walt Monegan. I watched him closely, early on, and I admire the man very much.
PA largely stayed out of the Anchorage race because it was well-covered by other local progressive bloggers, by KSKA, and other radio, and by the Anchorage Daily News.
My gut feeling on Dan Sullivan is that he would be worse than Fink, better than Wuerch.