There are a
couple of election races still up in the air in the City of Kodiak. The
one-year seat to complete Jack Maker's term has two cannery bosses
neck-and-neck, but even closer is the ballot initiative to clear the roadblock
to city employees being able to discuss unionization. That measure is currently
failing by just 17 votes.
is the head of the Alaska State Employees Association, which pushed for the
-- (City 1 41 sec "Oh
yeah, we're very encouraged ... teachers are, etcetera.")
he would consider requesting a recount if the final results were still close
after next week's canvass of the election.
in the race for the one-year seat on the city council, Jon Whiddon has a
78-vote lead over Mike Woodruff.
owner and manager of Alaska Fresh Seafoods, is the son of the late Dave
Woodruff, who served many years on the Kodiak City Council:
-- (City 2 11 sec "Just
trying to follow in my ... be a voice for the people.")
also runs a processing plant, Island Seafoods, just across Saint Paul Harbor
from Woodruff. He also serves as the president of the Kodiak Chamber of
-- (City 3 26 sec "Well,
nobody likes to wait ... I'm willing to go by that.")
Carolyn Floyd is on her way to a ninth consecutive two-year term as leader of
the city, though Councilman Charlie Davidson racked up 308 votes to her 497.
The two, three-year council seats up for grabs were won without opposition by
incumbents Gabriel Saravia and Josie Rosales.
Number One Precinct at Fisherman's Hall had a 27-percent voter turnout, with
523 of the 1,920 registered voters there show up. Precinct Number Two at the
Teen Center had 22 percent turnout, with 405 of 1,849 voters casting a ballot.