Candidates set for HEA election, Hammond withdraws

Editor's note: The following story has been ammended to reflect Dan Hammond's withdrawl from the race.

Eight Kenai Peninsula residents have filed as candidates to fill three open seats on the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors as part of its annual election process.

The candidates will compete for the three seats each located in different districts. HEA members vote only for the candidates in their respective districts.

Dan Chay of Kenai and Glenese Pettey of Kenai have registered as candidates for District 1, which covers Kenai, Nikiski and parts of Soldotna. Dan Hammond of Nikiski submitted a nomination packet for District 1, but withdrew from the race.

Barbara Blakeley of Sterling, Jackie Ray Morrell of Soldotna, Ed Oberts of Soldotna and Mike Swan of Soldotna have registered for District 2, which covers Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof.

Incumbent Bill Fry of Homer will compete against Kris Lethin of Seldovia in District 3, which covers portions of Kasilof south to Homer and Kachemak Bay.

Ballots will be mailed to HEA members on April 1 and must be returned by April 30. Members may also vote May 1 at HEA’s annual meeting at Kenai Central High School.

— Staff report

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