Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

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Former borough chief of staff and current assembly candidate John Quick has been named in a complaint filed to the Alaska Public Office Commission. Until this week, Quick had been listed as the director of a political action group that’s been buying ads on behalf of Quick and other assembly candidates, while targeting others with negative ads.

 

 


 

A fairly routine piece of legislation got a lengthy discussion at Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting. The assembly was less than enthusiastic about supporting the recommendations made by an elections work group, aimed at expanding access to the polls and increasing voter turnout.

  Last night the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance implementing one of the recommendations of the Election Stakeholders Group, which has been meeting since February.

The recommendation in question would change the way members of all Kenai Peninsula Service Area boards are seated. Instead of standing for election, they would be appointed by the mayor.

The introduction attracted comment from three men, all from Nikiski, who spoke against the measure.

The filing period has closed for borough assembly and school board candidates in this October’s municipal election.
    Seats for Assembly Districts 3, 4, and 7 are available for three-year terms, representing, Nikiski, Soldotna, and the Central Area, south of Soldotna.
    None of the incumbents, President Wayne Ogle, Vice-President Dale Bagley, and  long-time Assemblyman Paul Fischer, are on the ballot.

 

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.

 

 


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