In Soldotna, 4 file for 3 seats; in Kenai, 5 seek to fill 2 posts

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2002

Most of the interest in city elections in Kenai and Soldotna this year comes from incumbents.

In Soldotna, only four people returned petitions to the city clerk by Thursday's 5 p.m. filing deadline.

Mayor Dave Carey and city council member Lisa Parker will run for reelection unopposed, while council member Joyce Cox will be challenged for Seat F by M. Scott McLane.

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According to city clerk Pat Burdick, candidate interest in Soldotna's municipal election this year was very low.

Meanwhile in Kenai, city clerk Carol Freas said that two incumbents and three challengers filed to fill the two vacant at-large seats on the city council.

Incumbents Linda Swarner and Duane Bannock have filed for re-election, and they'll have some company on the ballot.

The three challengers who have filed for the two at-large seats are John Osborne, Dustin Aaronson and Barry Eldridge.

Kenai voters will choose two of those five to represent them on the city council when voters go to the polls on Oct. 1.

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