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ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage assembly members considering a run for Mayor Mark Begich's soon-to-be vacant position are squabbling about who will fill in as interim mayor until a special election is held next April.
Interim Anchorage mayor position creates tension 112608 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage assembly members considering a run for Mayor Mark Begich's soon-to-be vacant position are squabbling about who will fill in as interim mayor until a special election is held next April.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Story last updated at 11/25/2008 - 4:35 pm

Interim Anchorage mayor position creates tension

ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage assembly members considering a run for Mayor Mark Begich's soon-to-be vacant position are squabbling about who will fill in as interim mayor until a special election is held next April.

Assembly vice-chair Sheila Selkregg says both she and chairman Matt Claman agreed during a private meeting in April that if either were to run for mayor they would step down from their leadership positions. Claman insists he told Selkregg and four assembly members at the April meeting that he would only step down if he announced his intentions to run for mayor by October.

Begich defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in a close race by less than 4,000 votes during the general election and will resign from being mayor in January. His replacement will fill the role until July 1.


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