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The field of candidates for local elections this fall is nearly settled. The filing deadline is later this week. In Soldotna, two council seats will be open. Lisa Parker is running for reelection to seat E. Pamela Parker is running for seat D, currently held by Tim Cashman. Former Soldotna and Borough mayor Dave Carey has also filed to run for seat D.

 

The fall ballot for borough elections is beginning to take shape. The assembly tackled a number of ordinances that, if approved would have sent some important questions to the ballot for voters to decide.

 

 


 

Voters in the city of Kenai could have a few questions to settle on the fall ballot. Three questions dealing with local elections are up for discussion and possible inclusion on the ballot at this week’s city council meeting.

 

 

We told you about the borough assembly putting a bed tax question on the ballot earlier this week, but what do the cities around the borough think of the bed tax voters will decide on this fall?

 

 


How many people do you think turn out for borough elections? They take place each fall but only once in the last five years did more than 30 percent of registered voters turn out to cast a ballot. On this week's Kenai Conversation, we speak with Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk Johni Blankenship and two members of an election stakeholders work group, Assembly member Brent Hibbert and the borough's community and fiscal projects manager Brenda Ahlberg, to hear what kinds of discussions the group is having and what they might propose to the assembly later this summer.

 

Back in January, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution creating an election stakeholders working group. That group is charged with trying to figure out how to get more people to the polls and what, if any, changes need to happen to get them there.

 

How the Kenai Peninsula Borough administers local elections could be changing. A complaint to the state’s Commission for Human Rights in 2015 has led to the borough creating an election stakeholders group that will look for better ways to help residents cast their votes.

 

 


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Ballots for this fall’s municipal elections have been finalized, and most of the heated campaigning will be left for elections further up the political food chain.

We speak with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and his top aide, Larry Persily, about Tuesday's election, the upcoming run-off and their future plans.

It's municipal election day on the Kenai Peninsula, indeed in most of Alaska. Borough residents, depending on where they live, face a variety of choices on the ballot, however, everyone in the borough will be voting on who will be our new mayor. Three candidates are running: Dale Bagley, Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, and Charlie Pierce are all hoping for 50-percent-plus-one vote to avoid a costly run-off election between the top two vote-getters.

On this week's Conversation, we sit down with candidates for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 2, Hal Smalley and Duane Bannock

This week, we talk with one of the candidates running for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in District 5 (Sterling/Funny River), Leslie Morton. The other candidate in the race, Norm Blakely, declined our interview to be a part of the program.

KDLL's election coverage continues this week as we speak with candidates for District 1, which encompasses much of the K-Beach corridor and parts of Kenai.

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This week, we have a conversation with Charlie Pierce, candidate for borough mayor. We'll hear how he plans to close the borough budget gap and why more technology is a good thing for the future growth of the peninsula.

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Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings joins us on the Conversation this week to talk about her vision for the future of the Kenai and how to weather the current budget storm.

 


 

No one brings more borough government experience to the mayor’s race than Dale Bagley. He’s already served two terms as borough mayor, from 1999 to 2005.

Kenai Peninsula Borough

We kick off election season coverage this week on the Kenai Conversation. 

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Though his term was set to expire in October, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Stan Welles has resigned.

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Election season, whether you’re ready or not, is coming up soon. This year, the League of Women Voters and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s Office are teaming up to provide some basics on how to become a candidate for local office.