Election Day on Kodiak Island. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will stay that way
until 8 p.m.
only one contested race today: that is for the one-year seat on the Kodiak
Island Borough School Board, which three write-in candidates are seeking. They
are Jana Turvey, Petal Ruch and Jerry Lampl.
Peggy Rauwolf and Jeff Stephan are seeking re-election to the other
two school board seats, which are both for three-year terms.
borough assembly, incumbent Sue Jeffrey is seeking re-election, and Judy Fulp
is running for one of the two seats open for three years. The other seat had
nobody wanting to run for it when the sign-up period ended, but Dave Kaplan has
announced a write-in campaign for it.
only two candidates for the two Kodiak City Council seats – incumbent Tom
Walters and former police department employee Paul Smith, an Episcopal priest.
service area elections, only one has a full slate of candidates.
One of the
reasons there might be suppressed interest in seeking public office is because
of new, more detailed – some would say more intrusive – financial disclosure
forms candidates must fill out. Ballot Proposition Number One is designed to
alleviate that reporting requirement. If passed, it would allow borough
candidates to file the old forms with the borough clerk’s office, and they will
be available for public scrutiny there. Residents of the city of Kodiak passed
a similar proposition many years ago.
the ballot propositions, Number Two would authorize the sale by the borough of
up to 115-million dollars in bonds to pay for a new Kodiak High School. The
state would reimburse the borough for 60-percent of that cost, leaving about
46-million dollars for borough residents to pay over the course of the 20-year
life of the bond.
have the election results as they come in tonight after the polls close, but
the borough clerk’s office has previously announced it would not have vote
totals for any write-in candidate until later in the week. That’s because they
have to be counted by hand.