Assembly Member Meg Zaletel announced her re-election campaign today, seeking another term as a representative of Assembly District 4.
In a statement posted to her campaign’s website, Zaletel wrote that she ran for a platform of putting people before politics and has consistently brought forward policies that benefit the residents of Anchorage.
Well-informed District 4 voters rejected a recall effort last month that sought to remove Zaletel from her Assembly seat. Zaletel defeated the recall by a roughly 20 point margin with 59.9% voting no. Many on social media rightfully pointed out that Zaletel had received 1,200 more votes to retain her than she had received when she was elected to the Assembly in 2019 when she defeated Christine Hill. Hill is a longtime Alaska GOP operative, former Save Anchorage member and founding member of Alaskans For Open Meetings who created faux-stars of David bearing Zaletel’s name which were recently distributed in the Assembly Chambers. Hill was a listed deputy treasurer of the group that sought to recall Zaletel.
Zaletel is being challenged for her Assembly seat by radical far-right candidate Kathy Henslee, who is being backed by the Save Anchorage Facebook group in next year’s election.
Hosts for the event include Senator Elvi Grey-Jackson, Representative Harriet Drummond, Representative Geran Tarr, Assembly Member & Former Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson, Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance, Alyse Galvin and others.