As the new kid on the block, Stan Welles has been tuning into issues in his district since he moved to Sterling in 2012 after spending 20 years in Homer.
For nearly 10 years, Welles owned Pioneer Pizza in Homer, managed by his son Luke Welles.
Marty Anderson has lived on the Kenai Peninsula for 33 years and his longevity in the area became the deciding factor when he filed on the last day for the Sterling and Funny River district seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.
Contender for the Kenai seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Blaine Gilman is running on a conservative platform. He believes in limited government, and maintaining a borough that is focused on its most basic responsibilities.