By James Brooks
Alaska Beacon 

Anchorage legislative candidate faces trial on felony charges


If all goes as Lisa Simpson expects, she will win the August primary for an Anchorage state House seat and be cleared of several felonies about the same time.

Simpson, a former aide to Anchorage Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, is facing trial in August alongside her former boss. Both have been accused, as has Simpson’s son, of encouraging illegal votes in state legislative races in 2014 and 2018.

The trial is tentatively scheduled to take place at the same time as the state’s Aug. 16 primary election. Simpson has registered as a Republican candidate for House District 22, which covers northeast...

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