write-in candidates declaring in the next two months, the legislative slate is
set for Kodiak voters.
Austerman is the only candidate - from any party - who will appear on the
general election ballot for House District 35. With all 13 precincts reporting,
the incumbent received 1,073 votes in the closed Republican primary. The
district gives up much of its territory on the mainland and now stretches as
far east as Yakutat.
Senate District R starts in Yakutat and includes House Districts 35 and 36, which
includes, besides Kodiak, part of Bristol Bay, a section of the Yukon as far
upriver as Anvik and Shageluk, and down to the coast, including Nelson Island.
There were two candidates in the primary for state senate - one Democrat,
Robert Henrick of Cordova, and one Republican, Gary Stevens of Kodiak. With 53
of 56 precincts reporting, Henrick received 1,438 votes in the open primary,
while Stevens got 1,850 in the closed Republican primary. The two will face
each other in the general election.
35, which includes Kodiak, voted overwhelmingly in favor of Measure 2,
reestablishing a Coastal Management Program in Alaska. There were 1,400 Yes
votes and 580 No votes. Measure 1, which raises the ceiling on property tax
exemptions, also met with District 35 voters' approval, with 1,036 Yes and 894
our listeners in the Pribilofs, both Senator Lyman Hoffman and Representative
Bob Herron, both of Bethel, ran unopposed in District 37. Voter turnout was light, though,
with 12 votes cast in St. George, and 18 cast in St. Paul.