The Kodiak Island Borough Municipal Election is Tuesday, which means people interested in joining local government have put their names on the ballot. Here’s an overview of some of the community members running for local seats. For the entire list of candidates for borough positions, check out the borough’s election pamphlet, and to learn more the City of Kodiak’s election, check out the city’s election pamphlet.
Borough Mayor – One Seat of Three Years
(Unopposed) Dan Rohrer – Rohrer is a businessman in the community who’s served on the assembly since 2014. He’s the owner of the Subway restaurants in Kodiak.
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly – Two Seats of Three Years
Monique Lewis – Lewis is a volunteer firefighter and is involved in both the Chiniak Library Board of Directors and her local church.
Scott Smiley – Smiley is a retired professor and took a seat on the assembly this summer.
James Turner – Turner is the plant manager at Ocean Beauty and has an eye on fisheries issues in the community. He’s a write-in, and you’ll learn more about him Monday.
Matt Van Daele – Van Daele is the Koniag Lands and Resource Manager and sits on the Borough Lands Committee. You’ll hear more about Van Daele on Monday.
Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education – One Seat of Three Years
Kelly Bell – Bell is the preschool director at the Kodiak Baptist Mission and has a background in education.
Julie Hill – Hill is a long-time Kodiak resident and taught special education for many years.