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ANCHORAGE, AK-In last night’s unofficial election results, Pete Petersen beat out his two opponents for the East Anchorage seat.
Bill Evans won the three way race for South Anchorage.
"It’s invigorating for me to know that all the work paid off and it makes me feel good that people appreciate the fact that I took the time to go door to door and I think that was the key to winning this race," says Pete Petersen, East Anchorage
"In my opinion I think I was pretty steadfast on the issues. I let people know where I stood, and at the end of the day, because my positions were clear, we got support," says Bill Evans, South Anchorage.
But keep in mind, not all ballots have been accounted for.
"There’s currently about 6500 absentee votes to be counted, those include early votes and absentee by mail votes. Additionally, there is about 1500 question ballots that were voted on election day at the precincts and those will potentially be counted," said Amanda Moser, Deputy Municipal Clerk.
Both Evans and Petersen have competitors in second place nipping at their heels
"I think everybody is a little nervous before its officially certified but were cautiously optimistic. I think we did a good job of seeking out absentee votes from voters,” says Evans.
"Until they swear me in, I suppose there could always be a chance for a miracle comeback from the other side. Typically a 300 plus lead is pretty secure in an Assembly election," says Petersen.
The other four assembly seats that were up for election have been reclaimed by Assembly veterans.
But results for all six Assembly seats are still unofficial.
Only until Thursday, April 10th will we know the true final results.