Wuerch files to run again for Anchorage mayor

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mayor George Wuerch has filed to run for re-election on April 1.

In a press conference at his Midtown campaign headquarters, Wuerch declared that ''Anchorage is on the right track'' and said he wants the chance to keep it there another three years.

Construction is at a 10-year high, he said. Unemployment is low. Public safety, in particular, the city's firefighting ability, has improved. Municipal spending hasn't increased much.

Anchorage is getting ''the right services at the right price,'' Wuerch said.

So far, his main opponent is former Mayor Rick Mystrom, who led the city from 1994 to 2000. Mystrom supported Wuerch's campaign to succeed him in the 2000 election, but he announced in December he wants his old job back and filed to run for election Friday.

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