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Mayoral run-off results expected soon

Posted: October 28, 2011 - 3:14pm  |  Updated: October 28, 2011 - 4:20pm
Fred Sturman, left, and Mike Navarre, right.  Brian Smith
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Fred Sturman, left, and Mike Navarre, right.

Peninsula residents will likely know who their next borough mayor is by 5 p.m. today, according to a borough official.

“We do plan on having everything that we have in our possession run by the end of business today,” said borough clerk Johni Blankenship.

However, election results won’t be finalized until the borough receives the mail on Monday and Tuesday with any other ballots that were postmarked on, or before election day.

“We are running a little over 1,900 (absentee ballots) right now and I would be hard pressed to say we are going to have a whole lot more than that,” Blankenship said. “But, it is possible and depending on how close the race is, it may come down to those ones that come in on Monday and Tuesday.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly will adopt a resolution to certify the results of the election at its Tuesday meeting.

After Tuesday’s run-off election, Mike Navarre leads Fred Sturman in votes for the borough mayor's seat.

Navarre took 3,923 votes, or 51.53 percent of the vote, which is just slightly more than Sturman, who gathered 3,690 votes, or 48.47 percent.

Of the 41,067 registered voters, 7,640 cast a ballot Tuesday, which is a voter turnout of 18.6 percent, according to the borough.

Sturman won in the Sterling, Salamatof, Ninilchik, Nikiski, Kasilof, Funny River, Central and Anchor Point precincts.

Navarre won in the Tyonek, Soldotna, Seward, Seldovia, Moose Pass, Mackey Lake, Kenai, Kalifornsky Beach, Kachemak City/Fritz Creek, Kachemak Bay, Hope, Homer, Diamond Ridge, Cooper Landing and Bear Creek precincts.

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Finally, an election that doesn't really matter!
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Finally, here is an election where all of the candidates have a pretty solid background. There is no lesser of two evils. It wouldn't be the end of the world if any of them was elected to office. Looks like Mike may take it at this point, and I believe he will do a good job, just as Fred would. My vote was cast in the Republican Arena in lieu of the disgrace obama has shown our Great Nation. May the Democrats learn from their mistake!

To Mike Navarre: Want to win favor and move up in Politics? CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION! You are a DINO! (and that is a good thing!)

Good luck to the winner and congrats!

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