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Story last updated at 4:49 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Programs planned so voters can learn more about issues, candidates


A public information session and debate on Ballot Measure 2 to restore a coastal management program takes place today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer.

This is a moderated information session and discussion on the pros and cons of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative which will be on the Aug. 28 primary election ballot to reinstate a coastal management program. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Bill Smith will moderate the panel discussion. The panel will include: Mako Haggerty, Alaska Sea Party member and initiative sponsor; Bob Shavelson, director of advocacy, Cook Inletkeeper; and a Vote No On 2 representative.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is sponsor of two debates for Republican Party candidates for Senate District O and House District 30:

• At 7 p.m. Aug. 22, at Kachemak Community Center, Alaska House District 30 candidates Paul Seaton and Jon Faulkner, both of Homer, will debate. Seaton was representative for District 35 and under redistricting stands for election in District 30, which includes Seldovia, Homer, Anchor Point and now Ninilchik and Kasilof. Faulkner is the owner of Land's End Acquisition Corp., including Land's End Resort, Kenai Landing and the Van Gilder Hotel, Seward.

• Held on Wednesday at Kachemak Community Center was a debate with Alaska Senate District O candidates Peter Micciche of Soldotna and Tom Wagoner of Kenai.

Wagoner was senator for District Q, and under redistricting is now standing for election in the new Senate District O, which includes the central and lower Kenai Peninsula.

Micciche is mayor of Soldotna.