deadline for Kodiak Island Borough offices is coming up this Friday, and so
far, there's only one declared candidate for any of the 13 open seats.
Mayor Jerome Selby has filed for re-election, but as of Monday afternoon,
incumbent assemblywomen Pat Branson and Louise Stutes have not filed. School
board incumbent Melissa Borton has not filed for re-election either. The other
nine seats available in the borough are for service area boards. All terms are
for three years.
deadline for Kodiak City Council doesn't come up until September 3rd,
but there is an initiative on the ballot to change that date and move it up to
coincide with the borough's deadline.
There is a
single one-year seat available on the council, which belonged to Paul Smith,
who is leaving Kodiak. A pair of three-year seats are available as well - they
belong to incumbents Terry Haines and John Whiddon. As of Monday, neither has
filed the required nominating packets for re-election.
The city is
still looking for someone to temporarily fill the seat Smith is vacating. Candidates
will be interviewed at the council work session in two weeks, and the applicant
selected will serve until October 28th, when the results from the
October 5th municipal election are certified.