Phil Isley opposes Tim Steele in a race that will determine who represents Spenard and West Anchorage on the Assembly.

Isley is a retired aircraft mechanic who spent a career with the Army National Guard. The lifelong Alaskan describes himself as a conservative alternative to Tim Steele, who he opposed last year in a three-way race for the same seat.

The municipal budget and a lack of long-term financial planning is among Isley's top campaign issues, and he also calls for more spending on the Loussac Library than what is currently allotted.

"It's kind of discouraging to think," Isley said. "Here's the leadership of our city, and the place that they are sitting in is falling apart. Instead of doing that we're donating money to a tennis court."

Isley also previously ran for a seat in the Alaska House.

Isley is opposed by incumbent Tim Steele