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Filing periods begin soon for municipal offices

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Those who wish to file for Kenai Peninsula Borough public offices can pick up filing packets beginning today from the borough clerk's office in Soldotna.

Three borough assembly seats, two school board seats and numerous seats for borough service area boards are up for election Oct. 3. Assembly seats up for election are:

n Seat 1, Kenai South, now held by Bill Popp;

n Seat 6, Seward, now held by Patrick O'Brien; and

n Seat 9, Diamond Ridge-Seldovia, now held by Drew Scalzi, who is running for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives.

All of the assembly seats have three-year terms.

School board seats to appear on the Oct. 3 ballot are Seat D, now held by Susan Larned, and Seat E, now held by Mari-Anne Gross. Those also are three-year seats.

Numerous city offices also are up for grabs:

n The filing period for Soldotna City Council seats is Aug. 1-15. Up for election are Seat A, now held by Jim Stogsdill, and Seat C, now held by David Carey. Both are three-year seats.

n Two three-year Kenai City Council seats are up for election. The incumbents are William R. Frazer and Pat Porter. To make the ballot, each Kenai candidate must collect the signatures of 20 qualified voters. Petitions will be available from the city clerk Aug. 1 and must be returned by Aug. 15.

n The filing period for Seward city offices is Aug. 1-15. Up for election are three two-year city council seats now held by Jerry King, Michael Calhoon and Vanta Shafer.

n The filing period for Homer mayor and two Homer City Council seats is Aug. 1-15. The mayor's seat, now held by Jack Cushing, has a two-year term. The two city council seats, now held by Luke Welles and Ray Kranich, have three-year terms.

n Kachemak City candidates can file from Aug. 28 to Sept. 13. Up for election are a two-year city council seat now held by Mimi Tolva and two three-year council seats now held by Edna Morris and Therese Bennett.

n The filing period for Seldovia city candidates is from Aug. 14 to Sept. 5. Up for election are two three-year city council seats now held by Warren Brown and Eric Nordenson.



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