The Alaska governor's race is coming to Kenai.
On Wednesday, most of the top gubernatorial candidates -- and a few long shots, will be in Kenai for two separate political forums.
At noon, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates" forum at its weekly luncheon. In order to accommodate the expected crowd, the luncheon will be held at the Diamond Rose in the Alaska Lanes building, instead of Paradisos Restaurant. The event will be catered by Paradisos. The cost is $10.50.
Those candidates who have confirmed they will attend are Alaska Independent party candidates Nels Anderson Jr. and John Glotfelty, Republicans Frank Murkowski and Wayne Anthony Ross and Democrat Fran Ulmer.
Also on Wednesday, several area groups will join together to sponsor the "Governor's Race" forum at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association from 6 to 10 p.m.
The forum is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Resource Management Coalition, Kenai Peninsula Education Association, Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, the Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund, Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, the Kenai Peninsula Land Use Group and the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee.
All gubernatorial candidates have been invited to the open political forum, according to volunteer organizer Debra Holle.
"Every last one of them," she said Friday.
Those who had confirmed attendance by Friday afternoon were Ulmer, Glotfelty, Ross, Anderson, and Billy Toien, a Libertarian. However, Holle said more could show, as candidates have until this afternoon to R.S.V.P.
For more information on the Kenai chamber forum, call 283-7989. For more information on the evening forum at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building, call Holle at 262-4551.
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