Voters in the city of Kenai will have three choices for two city council seats Oct. 6. Incumbents Henry Knackstead and Tim Navarre are running for reelection. Challenger Teea Winger is running her second campaign for a council seat. The top two vote-gets will be seated for a three-year term.
All three grew up in Kenai. Knackstead is a civil engineer, Navarre is a business owner and Winger is a full-time mom.
At a Kenai Chamber of Commerce forum held Sept. 16, Knackstead and Navarre said they would continue the positive progress made to better promote the city, improve the financial outlook and free up airport and other city land for development. Winger said she’d bring new voices to the council.
“I am definitely a lot younger, trying to engage people more my age and the younger voters,” Winger said. “So that’s definitely what’s going to set me out is I can bring fresh new thoughts and ways of doing things to the council.”
There weren’t any huge disagreements between the candidates, though. All three are on the same page with the importance of completing the city’s decades-long push to stabilize the bluff in Old Town.