Homer City Council candidate Catriona Lowe smiles after hearing that she won election. Lowe held an informal election party at the Alibi Bar. Mayor Beth Wythe, who was re-elected to a second term, stopped by to congratulate Lowe.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer City Council candidate Catriona Lowe smiles after hearing that she won election. Lowe held an informal election party at the Alibi Bar. Mayor Beth Wythe, who was re-elected to a second term, stopped by to congratulate Lowe.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Wythe re-elected as Homer’s mayor; Lowe, Lewis win council seats; charter commission vote fails

In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes. Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second with 531 votes in a four-person field to Catriona Lowe. Lowe won election and took the highest number of votes, with 597.

Corbin Arno came in third followed by Justin Arnold. Both ran a second time for council seats. Still to be counted are 145 walk-in early voting or assisted ballots, 21 absentee by mail ballots and 9 electronic ballots. With Arno 111 votes behind Lewis, it’s possible the election results could shift when the Canvass Board counts ballots on Friday.

A proposition to form a Home Rule Charter Commission appeared to be failing, with 429 yes votes and 503 no votes. Again, that vote could change when absentee ballots are counted.

Mayor Wythe waited for results to come in at Homer City Hall.

“Thanks,” she said in response to her re-election. “It’s a different cast of people but not a total turnover.”

Wythe walked down the street to the Alibi Bar where Lowe had an informal election results party and congratulated Lowe. Lowe high-fived her husband, Derek Reynolds, upon hearing the results. With her apparent election, Lowe said she can now shift from showing how she’s different from the other candidates.

“I can work on building consensus and finding what that is,” she said.

Lowe ran a spirited campaign. An avid bicycle commuter, Lowe could be seen riding around town with a campaign sign on her bicycle. She also waved signs on Pioneer Avenue this morning and afternoon. Supporters for Justin Arnold and Corbin Arno also waved signs today.

“I took it very seriously,” Lowe said of her campaign. “I’m kind of an overachiever.”

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.

 

 

More in News

Christie Hill prepares to play “Taps” during the 9/11 memorial service on Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer honors lives lost during 9/11

The Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary held a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at the… Continue reading

Judith Eckert
COVID-19 patient says monoclonal antibody infusion saved her life

Antibody infusions highly effective in reducing risk of hospitalization, according to FDA trial ..

A sign flashing “Keep COVID down” also offers information on where to get testing and vaccines on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
SPH holding steady in COVID-19 surge

Despite hospital crisis in Anchorage, Homer’s hospital not impacted, spokesperson tells Homer City Council.

Brie Drummond speaks in support of mask mandates on Monday, Sept. 13, for the Kenai Peninsula School Board meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. During a work session before the meeting, the district presented revisions to its COVID-19 mitigation protocols. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
School district revises COVID-19 mitigation plans

The revisions come as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula.

A protester stands outside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin building in Soldotna on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Parents square off over masks at school board meeting

Some parents said they will keep their kids home if masks are required, while others say they’ll keep their kids home if masks aren’t required.

.
Borough School Board election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

.
Homer City Council election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.
Council moves forward with HERC plans

After years of discussions and planning, the Homer City Council is quickly… Continue reading

Most Read