Public Affairs Committee on Education (PACE)

Follow this link to find recommendations for NEA-Alaska recommendations for pro-public education candidates in your area.

NEA-Alaska PACE prides itself on being a non-partisan committee of teachers and support staff from all across Alaska. Endorsements are made with the goal of electing pro-public education legislators regardless of party or affiliation.

March 15th, 2018

Representative Council voted to approve the following recommendations from PACE for the upcoming Anchorage Municipal Election on April 3rd:

Ethan Berkowitz for Mayor

Tasha Hotch for Seat E, School Board

Deena Mitchell for Seat F, School Board

NO on Prop 1

YES on School Bonds

AEA's endorsements were made based on how they will impact our students and schools within the Anchorage School District. Please be sure to watch your mail for your mail-in ballot starting today, as well as a mailer from AEA with information on endorsements. Candidate questionnaire responses can be found here.



February 21st, 2018

Please see the link below to access responses to the questionnaire that was sent out to Mayoral and School Board candidates prior to the AEA Candidate Forum. 

Candidate responses have not been altered or edited in any way. Each response has been truncated to 40 words for this publication.

Municipal Election Candidate Questionnaire Responses  






Chairperson(s): Christi Sitz & Barb Clark
Contact: &

PACE is the Political Action arm of the Anchorage Education Association. Aside from educating members on legislative and municipal educational-relevant information and actions, PACE makes recommendations for endorsement for Anchorage Mayoral, Assembly and School Board elections. Recommendations are made after reviewing candidate surveys, holding a members-only Forum and conducting research on Candidates past voting practice and involvement. Recommendations for endorsement are based solely on Education issues. 

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