City Council candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for Homer City Council candidates opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, and ends at noon Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Homer citizens intending to run for Homer City Council in the Oct. 3 Regular Election must officially declare their candidacy with the Homer City Clerk’s office. The two 3-year council seats currently held by council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds expire in October and are up for election. Lewis and Reynolds have both said they do not intend to run for re-election.

To qualify, candidates must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter of the City of Homer, and have been a resident with fixed habitation of the City of Homer for at least one year prior to Oct. 3, 2017. According to Homer City Code defining residency for voter registration purposes, “The residence of a person is that place in which habitation is fixed, and to which, whenever he (or she) is absent, he (or she) has intention to return. If a person resides in one place but does business in another, the former is the person’s place of residence. Temporary camps do not constitute a dwelling place.”

Candidacy filing forms are available online or at the City Clerk’s office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For complete information on how to file for candidacy, visit