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Story last updated at 4:55 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Candidates file for city, borough seats; election Oct. 2

Staff Report

Filing for city and borough seats closed on Wednesday. The local election is Oct. 2. As of Wednesday morning, the following have filed:

Mako Haggerty of Homer has filed for re-election to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9, the southern Kenai Peninsula.

Mike Illg of Homer has filed as a candidate for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board, District 8, Homer, the seat currently held by Liz Downey, whose term expires this year. Illg is the coordinator for the city of Homer Community Recreation Program. Downey had not filed as a candidate for this three-year seat.

In the city of Homer, two residents have filed as candidates for the office of mayor: Mary E. "Beth" Wythe, a current city council member, and Bryan Zak, also a current city council member. This is a two-year term. Mayor James Hornaday has said he will not seek re-election.

In the race for two city council seats, each one a three-year term, James Dolma, Beauregard Ames Burgess and Francie Roberts have filed as candidates. Dolma has served on the Homer Planning and Zoning Commission; Burgess and Roberts currently hold seats on the council. Burgess was appointed to the council in 2012 and Roberts was first elected to the council in 2006.

Also on the Oct. 2 ballot will be seats on the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area Board, Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board, Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board and South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board.

A complete list of city and borough candidates will be posted at homer.news.com on Thursday.