Anchorage’s New Acting Mayor Is Reportedly First Woman, Openly LGBT Politician To Fill Role

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Topline After the mayor announced his resignation in the wake of a sexting scandal with a television anchor that garnered national attention, officials in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, hope to move beyond the affair starting with selecting assembly member Austin Quinn-Davidson to fill the spot as acting mayor, who according to local reports is both the first gay person and woman to serve in the role. The skyline of Anchorage, Alaska, during winter. getty Key Facts Next week, attorney Quinn-Davidson will become acting mayor for an unspecified period during a schismatic time for the nearly 300,000-strong city as it faces a spike in coronavirus cases, according to the Anchorage Daily News. more...