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By Annette Shacklett
LOG Editor 

Bardarson reelected Seward mayor, borough voters repeal food sales tax


Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG

A voter at Bear Creek Precinct casts their ballot in Tuesday's election.

Editor's Note: The election results below are preliminary. Both the City of Seward and the Kenai Peninsula Borough will canvas the votes, count absentee and questioned votes and certify the elected later this month.

Seward voters reelected Jean Bardarson as city mayor on Tuesday and Kenai Peninsula Borough voters repealed a seasonal tax on food.

Bardarson won her second two-year term as mayor with 240 votes over challenger Tim McDonald who had 44 votes.

Seward City Council member Dave Squires was reelected to the council for his second term with 238 votes. Sue McClure with 246 votes and Deborah Altermatt with 193 votes also join the council for their first terms. McClure ends her service as KPB assembly member this month. For the three seats up for election there were three candidates.

The East Kenai Peninsula voters elected Brandii Holmdahl as its new assembly representative. Holmdahl had 336 votes and Kenn Carpenter had 281 votes.

Voters throughout the borough rejected the sales tax on food with a vote of 4,447 to implement the rejection of sales tax on food, and 3,091 voting to keep the sales tax.

Seward/Lowell Point and Bear Creek precincts reelected Bob Reisner, Randy Stauffer and Mark Ganser to the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area. Each of the candidates ran unopposed.


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