of Kodiak workers the right to discuss unionization is hanging in the balance
in an election that is too close to call. City Proposition 1, which would
change city code to remove the roadblock to collective bargaining, currently is
failing by a small handful of votes, with 409 NO, and 392 YES.
between Jon Whiddon and Mike Woodruff for a one-year term on the council is
also very close, and, according to City Clerk Debra Marlar, too close to call
until the canvas of the election is done a week from today. Marlar said there
are 141 questioned ballots still outstanding.
426 votes to Woodruff's 348. Both operate fish processing plants in Kodiak.
Whiddon is a retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot and Woodruff is the son of
the late Dave Woodruff, who served many years on the Kodiak City Council.
for mayor is less close, though with 308, Charlie Davidson got more votes than
most challengers do against incumbent Carolyn Floyd, who received 497.
incumbents seeking re-election to three-year terms ran unopposed. Josie Rosales
got 528 votes and Gabriel Saravia got 520.