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Story last updated at 3:46 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wythe running for Homer mayor

With the city of Homer candidacy period opening at 8 a.m. Wednesday, candidates wasted no time in filing for city offices.

Elections will be held for three city positions in the Oct. 2 municipal election, a two-year term for mayor and two, three-year-term council member seats.

Mary E. "Beth" Wythe, currently serving as a city council member and mayor pro tempore, filed to run for Homer mayor.

Beauregard Burgess and Francie Roberts also have filed for the two council member seats.

Burgess was appointed earlier this year to fill out the remainder of former council member Kevin Hogan's seat and Roberts is an incumbent council member.

The filing period for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, School Board and several service area board seats also opened on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, no one has yet filed for office.

The south peninsula assembly seat and the Homer school board seat also are open. The filing period for the borough ends at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and for the city at 5 p.m. Aug. 15.