Here’s the results from the three mayoral races–the Kenai Borough, the City of Wasilla, and the North Slope Borough–that I profiled earlier:
From the Peninsula Clarion:
With 26 of 29 precincts reporting, unofficial election results show Mike Navarre retaining his seat as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor in Tuesday’s municipal election. Navarre has 53.42 percent of the vote. Challenger Tom Bearup collected 36.62 percent of the vote, while Carrol Martin has 9.43 percent.
From the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:
The contested mayor’s race went to Deputy City Administrator Bert Cottle who pulled in nearly 75 percent of the vote, raking in 566 votes to city planning commissioner Loren Means’ 188. This will be the second time Cottle has been mayor of a city; he previously served as mayor of Valdez.
From the North Slope Borough:
Incumbent Mayor Charlotte Brower wins against former NSB Mayor George Ahmaogak. Here’s the unofficial total, with all villages counted but without 67 absentees that still need to be counted:
- Brower: 935
- Ahmaogak: 816
Here’s Brower’s statement on her win:
We want to convey our appreciation to the people of the North Slope for their vote of confidence in our administration.
Now is the time for us to move forward and to come together in unity. We have many challenges ahead of us but we also have much opportunity. The decisions we make today will impact the future we leave to our children and grandchildren. My administration can’t do it alone- it’s going to take all of us working together to succeed.
Our goal for the next three years will be the same as it’s been for the last three- to put the needs of our people first. That means a focus on daycare, on jobs, on education, and protecting our subsistence way of life. We will move forward on the creation of the North Slope Port Authority that was also approved by our voters. The Authority, along with the formation of the Arctic Waterways Safety Committee, will enable us to be proactive in dealing with the challenges of an open Arctic.
We are also going to move forward with our Borough housing initiative as approved by our voters to begin to address the critical shortage our housing in our region. United, we can accomplish great things.
Quyanaqpaq for your prayers and support!