Tall, lanky and almost always smiling, Frank Vondersaar could be seen volunteering for nonprofits from the Salvation Army to the Pratt Museum. When campaign season rolled around, the name of Vondersaar, a tireless Alaska Democratic Party member, frequently could be seen on the ballot. Most recently a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Congress, Vondersaar ran against Forrest Dunbar, who won the nomination.
Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
Lower Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have national or state elections to worry about this fall. When we go to the polls on Oct. 1, this time around, as the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill said, all politics is local.
In the city of Homer election, a slate of four candidates run for two 3-year seats. There also is an initiative asking voters if they want to repeal a plastic bag ban.