Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Early results show Carey besting Parker

Carey took in 300 votes or 54% of the vote, while Parker took in 240 votes, or 43% of the vote.

Dave Carey was the apparent winner of a seat on the Soldotna City Council, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial election results. Carey, who ran against local business owner Pam Parker, is poised to replace Tim Cashman on the city council.

Carey took in 300 votes or 54% of the vote, while Parker took in 240 votes, or 43% of the vote. There were 12 write-in votes.

Carey, who’s served on the council and as the city’s mayor in the past, said he thanks everyone who voted Tuesday night.

“I can’t wait to serve on the council,” Carey said. “Pam did a very good job at her campaign. It was very open, honest and wonderful.”

It was Parker’s first race. She said she was a little disappointed with Tuesday’s unofficial results.

“Congrats to Dave,” Parker said Tuesday night. “I’m really happy for him.”

Parker said she was excited for future opportunities to throw her name in the hat.

Current council member Lisa Parker ran unopposed for her current seat. She will be serving another three-year term.

This won’t be the last election for the city this year. Due to the death of Mayor Nels Anderson in September, the city will be running a special election Dec. 17 to find a mayor to preside over the council until the next mayoral election, which will be in October 2020.

In Kenai, current council members Glenese Pettey and Jim Glendening ran unopposed for their current seats and Kenai’s Mayor Brian Gabriel ran unopposed for another term as the city’s mayor.

This will be Mayor Gabriel’s second term. He served at the city’s mayor since 2016, and served on the city council from 2010 to 2016. This will be Pettey’s second consecutive term on the city council.

More in News

Image via Alaska Board of Fisheries
Statewide shellfish meeting rescheduled

This comes after the board bumped back its Southeast and Yakutat shellfish meeting

A State of Alaska epidemiology bulletin can be found at https://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/pages/default.aspx.
State updates STI protocol after reported drop

The state has been experiencing an outbreak since 2017

The Kenai Fire Department headquarters are photographed on Feb. 13, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file)
Police identify remains found in burned car

Kenai Police and Fire departments responded to a car fire at Beaver Creek in Kenai on Jan. 7

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses members of the press on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. (Screenshot)
Dunleavy talks upcoming session, lambasts media

In a press conference Monday, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy discussed his goals… Continue reading

Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center
This golden eagle was rescued by the Juneau Raptor Center over the summer after being found weak and thin.
Rescue center, birdwatchers look back on 2021

Juneau Christmas bird count was way down this year.

This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite operated by Japan Meteorological Agency and released by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (NICT via AP)
Tsunami advisory issued after eruption

An undersea volcano erupted Friday near the South Pacific island of Tonga, triggering concerns of damaging waves across Pacific coastlines

Flowers bloom at Soldotna City Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Multiple public works projects underway in Soldotna

Soldotna City Council received an update on eight different projects

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Hospitalizations rise as state reports increase in COVID cases

There were a total of 112 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Friday

Most Read