Editorial: Recall not the answer


January 28, 2021

Wrangell Mayor Steve Prysunka was unopposed when he won a second term last October. More than 85% of voters cast their ballot for Prysunka; about 15% wrote in someone else. In 2018, he won election with almost 80% of the vote against the other candidate on the ballot.

Sure seems like a strong case of majority rule and overwhelming community support.

But a contingent of Wrangell residents don't like it. They want to force a special election to recall the mayor.


Mostly because they didn't like Wrangell's mask rules, claiming the rules restricted their freedoms. The municipal order requir...

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