In 1993 West Anchorage elected a moderate Democrat to the Anchorage Assembly.  He was a card-carrying union guy, working in the construction industry, who came here from California, where he had made a fortune in the Bay Area.   

Nope, I’m not talking about Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.  He may be from San Francisco, but never served on the Assembly.  

This guy was Joe Murdy.  Joe served on the Assembly between 1993 and 1999. I worked with Joe during his tenure on…

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