office-seekers vying for two Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats took part in
a candidate forum last night, sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.
Jerrol Friend and Chris Lynch are seeking re-election to their seats on the
assembly. Steve Branson and Dave King are challenging the incumbents.
moderated forum gave each candidate the opportunity to answer questions
including what issues they'd like to address if elected to serve on the borough
Branson is a fisherman in Kodiak. It's his first run for a seat on the
-- (KIB Candidates 1 :57 "I kinda have ... little smoother")
Jerrol Friend is a contractor.
He's coming to the end of his first term on the assembly and is hoping to be
-- (KIB Candidates 2 :58 "Uh,the research
... the near future.")
works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If elected, it would be King's
first time on the assembly.
-- (KIB Candidates 3 :49 "The issues that ...
and heard also.")
is an engineer and small business owner, she's seeking a second term on the
-- (KIB Candidates 4 :58 "The items that ...
piece of property.")
The purpose of the candidate's
forum was to introduce the candidates in advance of the upcoming municipal
election. Since both assembly seats are "at-large," the top two vote getters
will be seated.
to the two assembly seats, the borough ballot will include bond issues and two
school board seats. Two current school board members, Norm Wooten and Petal
Ruch have filed for re-election to those seats. There are also several service
area board seats to be filled though only three candidates filed for those
election takes place next Tuesday, October 6th.