The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

By Lee Revis
Editor, Valdez Star 

Less than one week left to run for office

Council and board of education candidates must file by Monday


Interest in the upcoming municipal elections jumped up last week.

Four candidates for Valdez City Council returned completed petitions to the city clerk’s office last week after it was revealed that there had been no petitions taken out for three open seats. There are also two seats open for three-year terms on the board of education.

Completed petitions to run for city council have been returned to the clerk’s office by Dawson Moore, Robert Mueller, H. Lea Cockerham, and Alvin Murray according to Sheri Pierce, city clerk of Valdez.

Ryan McCune, Cassandra Zabala, Douglas Davies, Bill Wise, and James “Hotai” Williams have taken out petitions but had not returned them as of Monday morning with the required 25 signatures of registered voters.

The deadline to file a petition and have your name on the ballot is this Monday, March 16. Nominating petitions must be picked up and in person and returned complete with the 25 signatures in order for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot for the May 5 election.

School board incumbents Dolores Gard and Dr. Kathy Todd had taken out petitions but not yet returned them to the clerk’s office.

There are three two-year terms for city council up for election, and two three-year terms for the board of education.

Anyone hoping to run for public office or with questions regarding the upcoming election is urged to contact the city clerk’s office.


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