Save Anchorage

“Save Anchorage”

The Facebook group was created July 10, 2020 by Joseph Lurtsema, former social media director of the Alaska Republican Party.

Alaska Politicians:

  • Representative Ron Gillham
  • Representative DeLena Johnson
  • Representative James Kaufman
  • Representative Kevin McCabe
  • Representative Tom McKay
  • Representative Sara Rasmussen
  • State Senator Roger Holland
  • State Senator Shelly Hughes
  • State Senator Lora Reinbold
  • State Senator Mike Shower
  • Eagle River Assembly Person Jamie Allard
  • Eagle River Assembly member Crystal Kennedy

Political Candidates Past/Present:

  • LD Howard – militia organizer and former House candidate Mat-Su/Interior
  • Jesse Sumner – former House candidate/Mat-Su
  • Lynn Gattis – former legislator and former candidate Mat-Su
  • Stephen Wright – Former candidate Mat-Su
  • Kathy Henslee – Former House candidate, current Assembly candidate, member since July 13, 2020
  • Dustin Darden – Former candidate for everything
  • Mel Gillis – Former House rep from Anchorage
  • Stephen Duplantis – Former House candidate, Anchorage
  • Liz Vazquez – former House rep from Anchorage, former candidate
  • Madeleine McCotter Gaiser – former State Senate candidate Anchorage
  • David Nees – current candidate and former staffer
  • Colleen Sullivan Leonard (added) – former legislator Wasilla
  • Bill Stoltze – former Senator Eagle River (added)
  • Don Smith – former Rep from Anchorage, former school board (added)
  • Scott Ogan – former legislator, staff to Mike Shower
  • Charisse Millett – former Rep from Anchorage (added)
  • Sharon Jackson – former Rep from Eagle River (added)
  • Edna DeVries – sitting Mat-Su Borough Mayor (added)
  • Rick Castillo – former candidate South Anchorage
  • Kim Paulson, member since July 13, 2020
  • Randy Sulte, member since August 6, 2020
  • Stephanie Flynn Taylor, added by Nikkie Rose, July 13, 2020
  • Kelly Tshibaka, member since October 16, 2020
  • Judy Eledge
  • Sami Graham

Dunleavy appointments

  • Jeff Garness – Dunleavy appointment for State Board architects, engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Dave Stieren – Dunleavy communications

Media” Members Past/Present:

  • Suzanne Downing, added by Joseph Lurtsema July 11, 2020
  • Maria Athens
  • Alaska Watchman
  • Politadick

Notables Past/Present:

  • Tuckerman Babcock, added by Joseph Lurtsema July 10, 2020
  • Mike Robbins
  • Deb Bronson
  • Bernadette Wilson, member since July 13, 2020
  • Portia Noble, added by Linda Hill July 13, 2020
  • Nikki Rose
  • Frank McQuery
  • Terrence Shanigan
  • Stephanie Leigh Golmon Williams
  • Christine Hill
  • Terrence Shanigan – former Sen. Mike Shower staffer, current Director of Legislative Affairs to Mayor Bronson


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Facebook group for those with grievances against Anchorage’s mayor and Assembly grows

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Assembly member Allard fabricates social media deplatforming after Nazi license plate controversy

Weaponizing Outrage: Online Agitators Create A Monster

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COVID & Mammon: The politics and hypocrisy of pandemic-defiant megachurches

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