dozen seats on various boards in the Kodiak Island Borough still do not have
any declared candidates, and the deadline for filing is tomorrow.
Assemblyman Jerrol Friend has filed for re-election, Chris Lynch, the other
incumbent whose term is ending, has yet to file. The only other declared
candidate for assembly is current school board member Aaron Griffin. If nobody
else files to run, this would be the second election in a year where Griffin would
run unopposed. He was the only candidate for one of the school board seats last
There are currently
two open seats on the Kodiak Island Borough School Board, and one incumbent,
Norm Wooten, has filed for re-election, though the other, Peggy Rauwolf, has
not yet filed.
and Rebecca Nelson have signed up for the Fire Protection Area Number 1 board,
which has two openings. As of this morning, they were the only candidates to
have signed up any of the nine seats among five service areas available.
deadline is at 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon. After that, write-in candidates may
file - which is a change from the past, where people could just write in a
candidate, and the one with the most votes would be asked if they'd like to
serve. This has happened often in service area elections. But now a write-in
candidate must file in advance in order to be seated, even if they get the most
there are three candidates for the two Kodiak City Council seats up for grabs
this year. Rich Walker and incumbents Gabriel Saravia and Mark Vizcocho, have thrown their hats
into the ring. City Clerk Deb Marlar
urges people to file their nominating petitions well before the 4:30 Wednesday
deadline so the signatures can be verified.