Residents in Soldotna and Kenai who want to get more involved in their local governments will have several opportunities this upcoming election season. Those interested in running for a city council position or a mayoral spot can contact their local city clerk to file for candidacy. Candidates must be 21 or older, a qualified voter in the state of Alaska and have lived in their respective city for one year prior. The filing period for city and borough elections ends Thursday, Aug. 15. Election Day is Oct. 1.
The city of Kenai has two open seats on the city council, which are currently held by Glenese Pettey and Jim Glendening. Kenai will also be electing a new mayor this fall. The city’s current mayor is Brian Gabriel. The mayoral position and the city council positions are all three-year terms, ending October 2022. All candidates for Kenai office will need to file with the Kenai city clerk by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15.
Reach the Kenai city clerk 907-283-8231 or go to www.kenai.city.
The city of Soldotna has two open seats on the city council, which are currently held by Tim Cashman and Lisa Parker.
To be eligible to run for the city council, candidates must be a registered voter in the city and a resident of the city for at least one year, preceding the date of declaration. Candidates must file with the Soldotna city clerk before 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15.
Reach the Soldotna city clerk 907-262-9107 or www.soldotna.org.