Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

David Lewis, Ken Caster III debate at mayoral forum

The two candidates vying to become Homer’s new mayor fielded questions about their platforms and views Tuesday during a forum hosted at Alice’s Champagne Palace… Continue reading

 

Council write-in campaign falters after eligibility issue

A brief Homer City Council write-in campaign that started last week ended Monday after the candidate, Connor Schmidt, discovered he had not changed his voter… Continue reading

 

Chamber cancels candidate forums after GOP objects to venue; Seaton to hold own forum instead

A District 31 State Representative candidate event will happen Sept. 25 at Alice’s Champagne Palace — but it will only be for candidate and incumbent… Continue reading

 

Deb Lowney leads a group of Paul Banks Elementary students along a recently-completed trail at Karen Hornaday Park on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The kids volunteered to transplant pine trees from a nearby street to the trails to help diversify the plant life in the park. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lowney withdraws from council race

Homer City Council candidate Deb Lowney announced Wednesday that she no longer intends to run for one of two open seats on the council and… Continue reading

Deb Lowney leads a group of Paul Banks Elementary students along a recently-completed trail at Karen Hornaday Park on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The kids volunteered to transplant pine trees from a nearby street to the trails to help diversify the plant life in the park. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sarah Vance, who is running for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, rides in the back of a truck during this year’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Several political figures and candidates had floats in this year’s parade. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Vance wins GOP primary for District 31 representative

In official election results released on Tuesday, Homer resident and District 31 Alaska House of Representatives candidate Sarah Vance has won the Republican Party nomination.… Continue reading

Sarah Vance, who is running for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, rides in the back of a truck during this year’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Several political figures and candidates had floats in this year’s parade. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance’s lead grows in GOP primary after initial absentee ballot count

Homer resident and District 31 Alaska House of Representatives candidate Sarah Vance continues to lead the GOP primary race now that a preliminary count of… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, center, is joined by supporters waving signs on primary election day, Aug. 21, 2018, at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue in Homer. Seaton ran unapposed as a nonpartisan candidate for the Alaska Democratic Party seat. Also waving signs are supporters of Alyse Galvin, a nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party seat for U.S. Congress. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Vance holds slim lead in GOP District 31 race

Sarah Vance holds a slim lead in the Republican Primary for the District 31 Alaska House of Representatives race, according to preliminary Tuesday night election… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, center, is joined by supporters waving signs on primary election day, Aug. 21, 2018, at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue in Homer. Seaton ran unapposed as a nonpartisan candidate for the Alaska Democratic Party seat. Also waving signs are supporters of Alyse Galvin, a nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party seat for U.S. Congress. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Henry “Hank” Kroll, candidate for the Republican Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Photo provided)

Kroll: Lifelong Alaskan brings sourdough perspective to race

If the mold got broken making a classic Republican Alaska politician like Jay Hammond or Yule Kilcher, picking up the pieces and gluing them together… Continue reading

Henry “Hank” Kroll, candidate for the Republican Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Photo provided)

Cox takes second run for District 31 rep

In a second run at the Republican Party nomination for the Alaska House of Representative District 31 seat, Anchor Point resident John Cox seeks to… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Alaska governor William Toien, Mead Treadwell and current Governor Bill Walker participate in a forum Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 held at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. They are joined in the race by Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Governor candidates vie for Homer votes

Homer area voters got an earful on Tuesday about how the five candidates for governor of Alaska feel about issues both statewide and closer to… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Alaska governor William Toien, Mead Treadwell and current Governor Bill Walker participate in a forum Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 held at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. They are joined in the race by Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer City Council candidate Sarah Vance speaks at a Homer City Council candidates forum, Sept. 21, 2017, at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by MIchael Armstrong, Homer News)

Sarah Vance makes run at House of Representatives seat

Homer resident Sarah Vance hopes to make the House of Representatives District 31 seat her first official political office. Vance, who grew up in Homer… Continue reading

Homer City Council candidate Sarah Vance speaks at a Homer City Council candidates forum, Sept. 21, 2017, at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by MIchael Armstrong, Homer News)
Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)

Seaton looks to hold onto his Alaska House seat

Paul Seaton isn’t ready to let go of his position working on Alaska’s law through the House of Representatives, though his path to re-election got… Continue reading

Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)

Aderhold re-files for council seat

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that Deb Lowney has filed to run for city council. With Homer’s municipal election coming up… Continue reading

Candidates for governor, lt. governor hold forum

Candidates for Alaska governor and lieutenant governor speak in a forum at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Alice’s Chanpage Palace. Attending are gubernatorial candidates… Continue reading

Primary election candidates are final

Kenai Peninsula voters will have a choice in the Aug. 21 primary of two Republicans running for state Senate, three candidates for the northern peninsula’s… Continue reading

Two more file to run against Rep. Paul Seaton

A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature. Robert Ruffner of Kasilof filed… Continue reading

Borough mayor runoff is Tuesday

Voters choose between candidates Charlie Pierce and Linda Hutchings in a runoff election in the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s race to be held Tuesday, Oct.… Continue reading

Personal attacks muddy mayoral runoff race

A candidate for borough mayor has threatened legal action over comments regarding a 2000 court case, while his opponent says the comments did not come… Continue reading

Hibbert, Smalley, Blakeley poised to join assembly

Norm Blakeley, Brent Hibbert, Hal Smalley, Kelly Cooper and Kenn Carpenter will fill five of the nine seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, according… Continue reading

Tauriainen beats Arness for Nikiski school board seat

A new face will be representing Nikiski and Tyonek on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education. Jason Tauriainen has beat long-time board… Continue reading