Contenders for School Board and Borough Assembly attend a candidate forum

Kodiak Island Borough election precinct map, located inside the borough building. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT)

Candidates for school board and Borough Assembly participated in a forum on Wednesday night in Borough Assembly Chambers.

The race for one school board seat includes two candidates, Cejie Benoit and Julie Cain Hill. Hill currently serves on the board. Benoit and Hill responded to a number of questions about the use of technology in schools, student learning proficiency and declining enrollment rates in Kodiak villages.

Listen to the full school board candidate forum here.


There are two seats up for election on the Borough Assembly, with three candidates running. Scott Arndt, an incumbent on the assembly, Duane Dvorak, and Mel Stephens answered questions about the impending budget challenges the borough is facing, challenges faced in the villages and consolidation of city and borough governments.

Listen to the full Borough Assembly candidate forum here.


Candidates for Borough Mayor, Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester and Bill Roberts, participated in a pre-recorded forum at KMXT last week. To an extent, their conversation mirrored that of the Borough Assembly candidates, covering budget priorities, village challenges and maintaining cooperative working relationships among assemblymembers and staff.

Listen to the full Borough Mayor candidate forum here.


Absentee voting is currently open for both city and borough elections. Election Day is next Tuesday, Oct.1.

KMXT will have more on each of the candidates and their responses during Wednesday’s forums during the Thursday noon and evening newscasts.

Check Also

PHS aquaculture students release salmon fry into City Creek, about two miles outside of Petersburg. (Photo by Shelby Herbert/KFSK)

Alaska Fisheries Report 30 November 2023

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KNBA’s Rhonda McBride talks to …

%d bloggers like this: