Q & A with Candidates for Homer Mayor & City Council

1. What is your vision for Homer? Mayoral candidate David Lewis: First, I envision Homer as a Four Season Destination for recreation that includes eco… Continue reading

Prop 1 would bring cop shop into 21st century say proponents

In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or… Continue reading

KPB Prop 2 won’t hike taxes to pay for SPH improvements

As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for… Continue reading

KPB Prop 4: Voters asked about senior exemptions

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the… Continue reading

Tom Stroozas: Wants to serve community

Tom Stroozas is a transplant from the Lower 48, similar to many Homer residents who visited, were captured by Homer’s beauty and decided to make… Continue reading

City, borough elections to be held Oct. 4

Two candidates are running for Homer Mayor and three candidates are running for two, 3-year Homer City Council seats. The city also will hold an… Continue reading

Council member Bryan Zak: his experience qualifies him

With his 3-year term expiring this October, veteran Homer City Council member Bryan Zak chose not to run for re-election and instead shifted his focus… Continue reading

Council member David Lewis: running to give voters a choice

Three-term Homer City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tempore David Lewis said he’s running for one simple reason. “I thought about it for a while. I… Continue reading

Shelly Erickson: Roots go deep into Homer

When Homer City Council candidate Shelly Erickson says that Homer is her home, her words refer to roots that go deep into past generations. Both… Continue reading

Kimberly Ketter: In Homer for a new start

Kimberly Ketter moved to Homer in May 2015 from her hometown of Cranberry Township, Pa., looking for a fresh start. Following a painful custody battle… Continue reading

Seaton easily wins Republican Party race for District 31 rep

Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District… Continue reading

Victory behind him, Seaton looks ahead to fiscal challenge

After a resounding win Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary for the House District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, looked ahead to the challenge… Continue reading

Erickson files for city council; Lewis files for mayor

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that David Lewis has filed to run for Homer Mayor.Erickson files for city council; Lewis files… Continue reading

Beth Wythe: City experience good preparation for state job

For almost 12 years I have had the privilege of representing the City of Homer which has prepared me well for the current financial situation… Continue reading

Candidates air differences

In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support… Continue reading

Alaska Primary Election

Early voting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 11-12, Aug. 15, Homer City Hall Election Day, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday Republican Party ballot (must be a registered… Continue reading

Paul Seaton: Outside, industry money distorting his record in the House

You have a choice to make — Outside and Industry money is being used for negative ads and I feel I should respond to those… Continue reading

John Cox: Cuts needed; tax hikes, personal income tax should be last options

As we head into the final days prior to the election, we are faced with troubling and very difficult decisions. Whom do I cast my… Continue reading

Paul Seaton

Editor's note: The date of when Paul Seaton was first elected to the House of Representatives has been corrected. He was elected in 2002 and… Continue reading

Candidates answer non controversial questions

Republican Party candidates also answered some short, noncontroversial questions in the Homer Public Library Debate on Friday, Aug. 5. Here are answers by John Cox,… Continue reading