Kodiak voters say ‘No’ on measure to protect salmon streams

 

District 32, which includes Kodiak, was strongly against Ballot Measure 1.

Locally, only Chiniak and Harbormaster precincts voted to support measure. Teen Center precinct was nearly a tie.

 

Voters in House District 32, which includes Kodiak, home to the largest fishing fleet in Alaska, voted No on Ballot Measure Number 1, which would have protected Alaska’s fish streams from overdevelopment.

Pink salmon from Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.

District 32 stood strongly against the measure on a vote of 2,522 No, to 2,045 Yes.

While the district includes communities on the Kenai Peninsula as well as Cordova, Yakutat and Seldovia, it was Kodiak’s Mission Road Precinct that cast the most votes in opposition to the measure.

The Mission Road precinct is home to the most registered voters in all of House District 32.

In all 1,277 voters in the Mission Road precinct turned out to vote. 758 said No on the fish measure, and 519 voted Yes.

The Seldovia-Katchemak Bay Precinct also voted in support of Ballot Measure 1, though it was a squeaker with 66 voting for and 65 voting against.

Just two Kodiak precincts in House District 32 voted to support the Stand for Salmon measure. Chiniak, which is approximate 30 miles south of Kodiak at the end of the road. And Kodiak Number 1, which votes at the Harbormaster’s Building.

However, it was neck-to-neck in a third Kodiak precinct—Kodiak Number 2, which votes at the Teen Center downtown.  Voters in that part of town split 265 against and 263 for the ballot measure.

 

CLICK HERE to go to precinct-by-precinct breakdown of voting results for District 32.

 

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