Candidates announced for Oct. 1 municipal elections

There are a number of open seats on the Borough Assembly, the School Board and Service Area boards.

It’s election season on the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and this year there are a number of open seats on the Borough Assembly, the School Board and several Service Area boards.

Residents have until Sept. 1 to register to vote in municipal elections, and absentee ballots can be submitted in person from Sept. 16 through Election Day, Oct. 1 at the following locations: The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s Office at 144 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office at 638 E. Pioneer Ave in Homer from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Homer City Clerk’s Office at 491 E. Pioneer Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Kenai City Clerk’s Office at 210 Fidalgo Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Seldovia City Clerk’s Office at 235 Dock St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Seward City Clerk’s Office at 410 Adams St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Election Day is Oct. 1, and polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov to find your nearest polling location, and visit the Kenai Peninsula Borough website for more information on the upcoming municipal elections.

These are the borough seats to be filled and the candidates that have filed for each seat:

Borough Assembly (3-year term)

District 3 – Nikiski

Joseph Ross

Jesse Bjorkman

Jonathan Quick

District 4 – Soldotna

Tyson Cox

Rose Henry

District 7 – Central Peninsula

Brent Johnson

Holly Odd

School Board (3-year term)

District 1 – Kalifornsky

Daniel Castimore

Patricia Truesdell

Susan Lockwood

District 6 – East Peninsula

Martha Fleming

District 9 – South Peninsula

John “Zen” Kelly

Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board (3-year term)

Seat AEarl Kloster

Seat B

James Sheehan

Seat E

None

Joint Operations Board for Central Peninsula Emergency Medical and Central Emergency (3-year term)

Seat A

Steven R. Tachick

Seat B

Ralph Linn

Nikiski Fire Service Area Board (3-year term)

Seat A

Peter Ribbens

Seat B

Mark Cialek

Seat C

Janet Hilleary

Nikiski Senior Service Area Board (3-year term)

Seat B

Jonathan Becker

Bill Hartline

Seat C

Erich DeLand

Ray Tauriainen

North Peninsula Recreation Board (3-year term)

Seat A

Harrison Deveer

Seat B

Michele Carver

Lacey Lyn Stock

Seward Bear Creek Flood Board (3-year term)

Seat C

None

Seat F

Orson Smith

Seat G

Mark Ganser

South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Board

Seat G

Nora Raymond

Seat H

Doris Cabana

Seat I

Ralph Broshes

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