With no one filing to run against him at the close of the city of Homer filing period on Monday, Homer Mayor Ken Castner will coast easily to re-election in the Oct. 4 city election.
First elected in 2019, Castner runs for his third term in the two-year seat.
Also filing to run are five candidates seeking to win one of two three-year seats up for election. Of the five, the top-two candidates win election provided they receive a plurality of votes. For a race of five or more seats, that number is 35%.
In order of filing, the candidates for city council are:
• Jason Davis, incumbent. The owner of Sweet Gale Meadery and a former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer, Davis was elected in October 2021 to fill out the remaining term of former council member Joey Evensen after Evensen resigned. He now runs for a full term.
• Kenny Bryant. Bryant did not submit information for the city website.
• Mark Gordon. Gordon is a commercial fisherman and in the off season coaches Native Youth Olympics.
• Storm P. Hansen, incumbent. Hansen was first elected in 2019. A 22-year employee with Homer Medical Clinic, she also volunteers for Popeye Wrestling.
• Jay Baker. Baker works in Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) consulting and Project Management in the petroleum industry.
For more information on the candidates, visit https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/cityclerk/candidates-2022-regular-city-election.