Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here, is running for a seat on the Homer City Council. (Photo courtesy of Storm Hansen-Cavasos)

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here, is running for a seat on the Homer City Council. (Photo courtesy of Storm Hansen-Cavasos)

Hansen-Cavasos files to run for Homer City Council

Another city resident has thrown her hat into the ring to run for one of two open Homer City Council seats in the October municipal election.

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, who works at Homer Medical Center, has filed her intent to run with the Homer City Clerk’s Office. She joins three other candidates: current city council members Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas, and local professor Joseph Evensen.

Neither Evensen nor Hansen-Cavasos have held the office previously. The Women’s Director for Alaska USA Wrestling, Hansen-Cavasos is also heavily involved with Homer’s youth wrestling program, the Popeye Wrestling Club. She is a lifelong resident of Homer and mother of six, according to her candidate statement.

“I have watched our community, I know our community, and I have great respect for our many residents,” she wrote in the statement. “I choose to live in Homer because I belong here and I know what that means.”

Hansen-Cavasos wrote that she has known for years she would step up to run for city office when she felt it was needed most. She is stepping forward now to serve as a “voice of common sense,” she wrote.

“I am a hard-working and selfless individual who will reliably speak for Homer,” she said in the statement. “I will work well with others so that we can find the best outcome. I am a solid part of our community and I will be a true representative for everyone here.”

The deadline to file to run for Homer City Council is today, Thursday, at 4:30 p.m. Filing forms can be picked up at Homer City Hall or by visiting the Homer city website at cityofhomer-ak.gov/cityclerk/city-council-candidacy-filing-forms.

The election is Oct. 1. Voters can vote for two candidates of the final slate.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

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