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Marcus Sanders

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Personal Details

Marcus Sanders (Republican) was a candidate who sought election to the Alaska House of Representatives to represent District 17. Sanders lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on August 21, 2018.

Sanders was born in Anchorage, Alaska in 1982, and attended East High School. His professional experience includes working as an associate pastor at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church and as an employee at Wendler Middle School. Sanders has experience in the following organizations:

  • Fairview Community Council Executive Board
  • Shiloh Community Housing Executive Board
  • Rogers Park Community Council
  • Mayor’s Board of Commissions Naming Panel
  • Anchorage Community Police Relations Taskforce
  • Chaplain, Anchorage Police and Anchorage Fire Department
  • Chaplain, Department of Corrections Chaplain Ministry
  • Mentor, Alaska Military Youth Academy
  • Mentor, Shiloh Young Lions
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Alaska House of Representatives District 17

Incumbent Andy Josephson (D) defeated Marcus Sanders (R) in the general election for Alaska House of Representatives District 17 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Andy Josephson (D)
59.5
3,171

Marcus Sanders (R)
40.3
2,148
Other/Write-in votes
0.2
13

Total votes: 5,332
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 17

Incumbent Andy Josephson advanced from the Democratic primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 17 on August 21, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Andy Josephson (D)
100
914

Total votes: 914
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 17

Marcus Sanders advanced from the Republican primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 17 on August 21, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Marcus Sanders (R)
100
821

Total votes: 821


2017

The city of Anchorage, Alaska, held elections for city council on April 4, 2017. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 10, 2017. Six of the 11 city council seats were up for election. Felix Rivera defeated Don Smith, Marcus Sanders, and Ron Alleva in the Anchorage Assembly, District 4-Seat G general election.

Anchorage Assembly, District 4, Seat G General Election, 2017
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Felix Rivera 47.42% 3,589
Don Smith 29.28% 2,216
Marcus Sanders 12.90% 976
Ron Alleva 9.51% 720
Write-in votes 0.89% 67
Total Votes 7,568
Source: Municipality of Anchorage, "Municipal Election Official Results," April 18, 2017