Polls close in Kodiak- here are the early results

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Unofficial returns from Tuesday showed Scott Smiley take a commanding lead in his bid for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He reportedly received more votes than both incumbents to likely unseat assembly member Dennis Symmons. Incumbent James Turner came in second in the five-way race for two seats, with Symmons taking third place. Sara Sundsten and Eric Sundsten came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kodiak City Council results are less clear. As of Tuesday evening, Rich Walker is projected to be re-elected. But the second seat is in a dead heat between KMXT host and incumbent Terry Haines and Tracy Craig. With no challenger, Pat Branson was re-elected as city mayor for another three-year term.

In other races, David Johnson and Judy Carstens were re-elected for school board, fending off write-in challenger Tammy Holforty.

Paul VanDyke returns to Fire Protection Area No. 1 board. He’ll be joined by John Parker who polled ahead of Scott Arndt.

Paul Hansen and Jay Baldwin took two seats on the Service Area No. 1 board, running uncontested. Jacob Castonguay won one of two seats on the Womens Bay Road Service Area, running uncontested as a write-in candidate.

That leaves the extra Womens Bay Service Area seat, two seats on the Bay View Road Service Area Board, two seats on the Mission Lake “Tide Gate” Service Area Board, and two seats on the Monashka Bay Road Service Area Board to be decided by appointment by the Borough Assembly.

These are early results for the elections- for ongoing coverage of this election, stay tuned to KMXT 100.1 FM.






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