Candidates make their cases for local public office

Change starts at home — that’s why the Homer News reached out to all candidates running for local government positions during the October municipal election to share their views with voters.

The following are a series of questionnaires, along with biographical information, designed to help city residents get to know the candidates running for local public office better. There are two candidates running for position of Homer Mayor and four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council.

There is one person running unopposed to represent the Homer area on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

The election is on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and early voting starts on Monday, Sept. 21.

The Homer News asked each candidate running for mayor the same questions, and asked each candidate running for the city council the same questions. All candidates were given 800 words to answer six questions.

Candidates’ answers to the questionnaires have been edited for Associated Press style. Candidate answers are being published in alphabetical order.

Voters have an opportunity to hear more from local public office hopefuls in an upcoming candidate forum, being held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Land’s End Resort and hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. The forum will be moderated by Chamber Executive Director Brad Anderson, and will be broadcast on KBBI Public Radio and streamed live on the chamber’s website,

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