10/02/13 - 10:16am
Soldotna voters elected two newcomers to public office to fill two contested city council seats Tuesday.
Unofficial results show seat E’s new council member is Keith Baxter with 315 votes, while his opponent, Paul Whitney, got 178 votes.
“I’m really excited to be voted in,” Baxter said. “I put a lot of effort into the campaign, and it was a positive race.”
Results have Meggean Bos at 285 votes, with a narrow 23-vote lead in the seat B race. Her opponent, Dave Carey, came in at 262 votes Tuesday night. The official count waits on absentee ballots.