Story last updated at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2002

Assembly seats contested, service area races lacking

Martin faces Schade challenge, Moss uncontested

by Hal Spence
Morris News Service-Alaska

The race for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough apparently will come down to a choice between incumbent Mayor Dale Bagley and Ken Lancaster, currently a member of the Alaska House of Representatives.

Assembly President Tim Navarre dropped out of the mayor's race last week, but by the borough's 4:30 p.m. filing deadline Aug. 15, no one else had signed up to run in the race for mayor, a contest that has often drawn multiple candidates.

Redistricting created all new boundaries for the nine Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly districts and the terms of the seven seats up for grabs vary from one to three years in length in order to allow for a rotation in future elections. Several races are contested. Others are not.

The new district names appear in parentheses.

In District 8 (Homer), incumbent Chris Moss is unchallenged in the race for the three-year seat.

In District 9 (South Peninsula), incumbent Milli Martin will face Faith L. Schade, of Homer. It is a one-year term.

In District 7 (Central), incumbent Paul Fischer is being challenged by Doug Ruzicka, of Anchor Point, and Paul Zimmerman, of Kasilof. It is a two-year seat.

In the new District 1 (Kalifornsky), John C. Davis and Ronald J. Johnson, both

Johnson, both of Kenai, are vying for a one-year term.

In District 2 (Kenai), incumbent Tim Navarre, of Kenai, will face

recent assembly appointee and former elected assembly member Betty Glick, also of Kenai. It is a three-year term.

In District 4 (Soldotna), incumbent Pete Sprague faces no opposition in his bid for the two-year term.

In District 5 (Sterling/Funny River), incumbent Grace Merkes will face Marty T. Anderson. It is a three-year seat.

In the election for a trio of three-year seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education, incumbent Debra Mullins, of Kenai, faces Gene Dyson, of Soldotna, for Seat A. Incumbent John Nels Anderson, of Soldotna, is running for Seat B without a challenger. Incumbent Margaret M. Gilman, of Kenai, also is unchallenged for Seat C.

Three seats are open on the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area.

Incumbent Roberta J. Proctor, of Anchor Point, has filed for Seat D, a one-year term. No one has filed for Seats A and E, each a three-year seat.

In the race for two open seats on the Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board, incumbent Scott M. Cunningham, of Homer, filed for Seat A's three-year term, while Brian L. Howard, filed for the one-year term of Seat B.

Seven seats are open on the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area, and each has just a single candidate contending for it.

Bettyann Steciw, of Anchor Point, filed for Seat B, a one-year term; Tammy Jones, of Homer, filed for Seat C, a one-year term, and incumbent David W. Green, of Homer, filed for Seat D, a three-year term.

Jacqueline J. Dentz, of Homer, who would have been the incumbent in the race for Seat G, filed instead for Seat E, a three-year term. Incumbent Karen R. Berg-Forrester, of Homer, filed for Seat F, a three-year term, and Colleen M. Behen, of Fritz Creek, filed for Seat G, a two-year term. Jay W. Kennelty, of Homer, has filed for Seat I, a two-year term.

If voters approve creation of the service area in the Oct. 1 election, five seats on the Anchor Point Port & Harbor Service Area will be filled. Jim Beaudry and Joe Tracy, both of Anchor Point, face each other in a bid for the one-year Seat A.

Meanwhile, the other four seats up for grabs drew single candidates each. Don N. Bunker, of Anchor Point, is seeking Seat B, a two-year term; John B. Phillips, of Anchor Point, is running for Seat C, also a two-year term; Daniel L. Mumey, of Anchor Point, is running for Seat D, a three-year term, while Mike O'Meara, of Anchor Point, is in the race for the three-year term of Seat E.

Hal Spence is a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion.

HEAD:Assembly seats contested, service area races lacking

HEAD:Martin faces Schade challenge, Moss uncontested

BYLINE1:by Hal Spence

BYLINE2:Morris News Service-Alaska

The race for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough apparently will come down to a choice between incumbent Mayor Dale Bagley and Ken Lancaster, currently a member of the Alaska House of Representatives.

Assembly President Tim Navarre dropped out of the mayor's race last week, but by the borough's 4:30 p.m. filing deadline Aug. 15, no one else had signed up to run in the race for mayor, a contest that has often drawn multiple candidates.

Redistricting created all new boundaries for the nine Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly districts and the terms of the seven seats up for grabs vary from one to three years in length in order to allow for a rotation in future elections. Several races are contested. Others are not.

The new district names appear in parentheses.

In District 8 (Homer), incumbent Chris Moss is unchallenged in the race for the three-year seat.

In District 9 (South Peninsula), incumbent Milli Martin will face Faith L. Schade, of Homer. It is a one-year term.

In District 7 (Central), incumbent Paul Fischer is being challenged by Doug Ruzicka, of Anchor Point, and Paul Zimmerman, of Kasilof. It is a two-year seat.

In the new District 1 (Kalifornsky), John C. Davis and Ronald J. Johnson, both

Johnson, both of Kenai, are vying for a one-year term.

In District 2 (Kenai), incumbent Tim Navarre, of Kenai, will face

recent assembly appointee and former elected assembly member Betty Glick, also of Kenai. It is a three-year term.

In District 4 (Soldotna), incumbent Pete Sprague faces no opposition in his bid for the two-year term.

In District 5 (Sterling/Funny River), incumbent Grace Merkes will face Marty T. Anderson. It is a three-year seat.

In the election for a trio of three-year seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education, incumbent Debra Mullins, of Kenai, faces Gene Dyson, of Soldotna, for Seat A. Incumbent John Nels Anderson, of Soldotna, is running for Seat B without a challenger. Incumbent Margaret M. Gilman, of Kenai, also is unchallenged for Seat C.

Three seats are open on the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area.

Incumbent Roberta J. Proctor, of Anchor Point, has filed for Seat D, a one-year term. No one has filed for Seats A and E, each a three-year seat.

In the race for two open seats on the Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board, incumbent Scott M. Cunningham, of Homer, filed for Seat A's three-year term, while Brian L. Howard, filed for the one-year term of Seat B.

Seven seats are open on the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area, and each has just a single candidate contending for it.

Bettyann Steciw, of Anchor Point, filed for Seat B, a one-year term; Tammy Jones, of Homer, filed for Seat C, a one-year term, and incumbent David W. Green, of Homer, filed for Seat D, a three-year term.

Jacqueline J. Dentz, of Homer, who would have been the incumbent in the race for Seat G, filed instead for Seat E, a three-year term. Incumbent Karen R. Berg-Forrester, of Homer, filed for Seat F, a three-year term, and Colleen M. Behen, of Fritz Creek, filed for Seat G, a two-year term. Jay W. Kennelty, of Homer, has filed for Seat I, a two-year term.

If voters approve creation of the service area in the Oct. 1 election, five seats on the Anchor Point Port & Harbor Service Area will be filled. Jim Beaudry and Joe Tracy, both of Anchor Point, face each other in a bid for the one-year Seat A.

Meanwhile, the other four seats up for grabs drew single candidates each. Don N. Bunker, of Anchor Point, is seeking Seat B, a two-year term; John B. Phillips, of Anchor Point, is running for Seat C, also a two-year term; Daniel L. Mumey, of Anchor Point, is running for Seat D, a three-year term, while Mike O'Meara, of Anchor Point, is in the race for the three-year term of Seat E.

Hal Spence is a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion.

CONTACT US

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS