When voters in the Kodiak Island Borough go to the polls five weeks from today they will see a lot of empty spaces on the ballot. The final candidate list was released at 5 o’clock on Friday by the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk’s Office.
On both the assembly and the school board there are only two people running for three vacancies. There are three service areas with no candidates at all. In fact, the only election with a full slate of candidate won’t even be a race. That’s in the Womens Bay Service Area Board, where three men are running for three vacancies.
On the assembly, only one of three incumbents, Sue Jeffrey, is seeking re-election. Reed Oswalt and long time assemblyman Tom Abell did not file. Jeffrey is joined on the ballot by Judy Fulp.
On the school board, incumbents Jeff Stephan and Peggy Rauwolf are seeking the pair of seats for three-year terms, while the seat that is open for one year has no contenders. Current school board President Betty Odell is not seeking re-election.
One of two seats in the Fire Protection Area Number One has a candidate, that’s incumbent Mike Dolph. And on the Women’s Bay Board, the three candidates are Scott Griffin, David Heuman, and John Isadore.
The Service Area Number 1, the Bay View Road Board and the Monashka Bay Road Board have five seats open, but no takers at all.
The deadline to file for one of the two Kodiak City Council seats is this Friday. As of last report, only incumbent Tom Walters has signed up, while incumbent Charlie Davidson has announced he will not seek a sixth consecutive term.
The municipal election is on Tuesday, October 7th.