Currently completing his third term on Bethel’s City Council, Mark Springer is looking for a fourth; this time running as a write-in candidate.
A self-described “jack-of-all-trades,” Mark Springer has worked in the delta’s non-profit, tribal, and municipal sectors for the past 40 years. Despite missing the filing deadline due to a medical emergency, Springer is asking voters to write his name in on the ballot.
“There are a few people out there who appreciate the job I do on the council,” said Springer, “so I figured in respect to that, to take a shot with a write-in.”
If elected again, Springer wants to help Bethel maintain fiscal stability and help solve infrastructure issues caused by melting permafrost.
“I think that we’re going to be seeing a lot of buildings having problems, whether city buildings, or private buildings, or commercial buildings over the next five or 10 years, and how much of that is the city’s business is hard to say, but the city can certainly advocate where advocacy is needed to try to bring in some mitigation resources for dealing with climate change,” Springer said.
Springer will be a write-in candidate in this year’s October 2 election.