The City of
Kodiak election results are final after the canvass board met Wednesday. There were no changes in the preliminary results after last week's
Floyd extended her lead over Charlie Davidson in the race for mayor. After the
questioned ballots were counted, she added 88 votes to his 37. Floyd was
re-elected to her ninth consecutive term in office with 585 votes, or
64-point-4 percent. Davidson had 345 votes.
In the race
for the one-year council seat, John Whiddon also expanded his lead slightly,
adding 69 votes to Mike Woodruff's 52. Whiddon will be seated with 495 votes to
in the ballot initiative vote did not change, with both the Yes and No sides
getting 63 more votes. The No vote prevailed 472 to 455, which means the city's
prohibition against unionization will stand. The city spent over 40,000 dollars
to hire an Anchorage public relations firm to fight the ballot initiative,
while the Alaska State Employees Association advertised on the pro side. Jim
Duncan is the head of the employees' union and said last week the A-S-E-A may
ask for a recount if the results are close enough.
Rosales and Gabriel Saravia received an identical number of
votes, 604, in their respective unopposed quests for re-election to three-year
1,041 ballots were cast in the city - 515 at the Harbor Precinct, 397 at the
Teen Center and 129 questioned ballots. Voter turnout was 27-point-6 percent.
election will be certified next Thursday at the city council's regular meeting.