Bardarson, Keil and Casagranda reelected to Seward City Council
Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG
A Seward precinct voter signs in Tuesday before casting his ballot.
Update 4 p.m. Oct. 4: After the final count of votes on Oct. 4, Jean Bardarson with 236 votes, Marianna Keil with 233 and Ristine Casagranda with 200 were all reelected to Seward City Council. Kenny Blatchford finished a close fourth with 192 votes and Tim McDonald tallied in at 100 votes.
One council seat too close to call, two members reelected
Two incumbents were selected for Seward City Council by voters on Tuesday, and the third seat is too close to call.
Jean Bardarson with 231 votes and Marianna Keil with 210 votes were reelected to their council positions.
For the third seat Ristine Casagranda, with 181 votes, leads Kenny Blatchford who has 175 votes, by just six votes. Today’s count of absentee, questioned and special needs ballots will determine the outcome. (Final results will be posted Thursday evening on www.TheSeward
All three council positions are for 2-year terms.
Seward voters passed Proposition 1 to opt out of APOC financial disclosure requirements and adopt city forms and guidelines for city candidates and board members with 204 yes votes to 120 no votes.
Voters approved Proposition 2 to enter into an agreement with Alaska Waste for collection of garbage with 219 votes for and 107 votes against.
Only about 344 of 1,828 voters registered in the Seward precinct cast ballots on Tuesday.
The City of Seward will certify the election today.
In the Kenai Peninsula Borough election, Assembly member Sue McClure, who ran unopposed, was reelected for another 3-year term with 541 votes in her district.
Bear Creek Fire Service Area elected Daniel Logan for Seat D with 80 votes. He ran unopposed for the 3-year term. No one ran for the Seat B or C positions on the five-member board.
Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area elected Robert Reisner to Seat B with 358 votes and Randy Stauffer to Seat E with 358 votes. Both seats are 3-year terms. No one ran for the 2-year Seat A position on the seven-member board.
Next up: General Election
The general election is scheduled for Nov. 6 and Alaskans will vote on the president and vice-president of the United States, a representative to the U.S. House, senators and representatives to the Alaska legislature, state judges, a $453 million bond package and whether to call a State of Alaska constitutional convention.
Citizens can register to vote in the general election until Oct. 7. The Seward City Clerk will register voters through Oct. 5 and registration is available online at www.elections.alaska.gov. To register a form of identification is required.