By Lee Revis
Editor, Valdez Star 

Weaver elected mayor with popular vote Tuesday

Questioned and absentee ballots did not change outcome of Tuesday night's count


Larry Weaver was elected mayor of Valdez by popular vote Tuesday night after the final count in the municipal elections.

Weaver bested opponent Rich Long after all 768 ballots were counted Tuesday.

Proposition 1, which asked voters to approve or disapprove bonding up to $20 million for a new boat harbor passed with 387 votes in favor of bonding, 238 against it. There were 67 votes for the bonding in the absentee and questioned ballots, 33 against bonding.

The three candidates for board of education, Bill Comer, Darryl Verfaillie and Bill Connell ran unopposed and will serve three year terms.

The three candidates for city council, incumbents Nate Smith and Chris Moulton, and former council member Jim Shirrell, also ran unopposed and were elected to serve two-year terms.

The final election count, which will include contested and absentee ballots, is set for Wednesday morning.


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