The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Annette Shacklett
LOG Editor 

Local election campaign underway


Candidates for the local elections to city and borough seats have filed to run in the Oct. 6 election.

For City of Seward mayor incumbent Jean Bardarson will be running against Tim McDonald.

The three city council seats are sought by incumbent Dave Squires, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Sue McClure and Seward Chamber of Commerce President Deborah Altermatt. Another person filed but was disqualified because through they met the one year residency requirement, they were not registered to vote in Seward.

For the open Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly seat representing the East Kenai Peninsula Kenn Carpenter and Brandi Holmdahl, both of Seward, are running.

There are no candidates for the Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board 3-year terms.

Running for Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board are Bob Reisner for a 3-year term at Seat B, for Seat E Randy Stauffer is running for the 1-year term and Mark Ganser is running for the 1-year term at Seat G.

The election is Oct. 6, and the polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Seward Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates night on Sept. 22 in which city and borough candidates will be quizzed about their platform. Time and location will be announced later.

The LOG will publish candidate responses to its questionnaire prior to the election.

The deadline to register to vote is Sept. 6. One can register at the Seward City Clerk’s office through Sept. 4. On-line registration is available at

Absentee ballots will be available beginning Sept. 21. The deadline to apply by mail is Sept. 29 and by Fax by Oct. 5. Voting absentee in person is available at the Seward City Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Sept. 21 through election day.


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