Q & A with Candidates for Homer City Council

1. What do you see as the top-3 core services provided by the city of Homer?  Donna Aderhold: Public safety (police, fire, and EMS), public… Continue reading

Smith: Wants families represented on council

Lifelong Alaskan Heath Smith, 50, comes with a multigenerational political pedigree. Though Smith is running for political office for the first time, his grandfather, George… Continue reading

Aderhold: Can see multiple sides of big issues

Editor's note: The names of Donna Aderhold's two stepchildren have been corrected. The daughter of a civil engineer who moved his family around the United… Continue reading

Diverse field of six candidates runs for two council positions

In this year’s Homer City Council race, the buzzword might be “diversity.” Several candidates cited the desire for a more balanced council as why they’re… Continue reading

Stroozas: Desires to bring business mindset to city

In a long career that includes photography and natural gas sales, food has been the start and the most recent aspect of Homer City Council… Continue reading

Howard: Brings wealth of experience to table

If Beauregard Burgess, 30, represents the Millennial generation of Homer City Council candidates, Robert “Bob” Howard, 73, anchors the cusp of the Baby Boomer end.… Continue reading

Burgess: Cites gasline buildout as biggest achievement on council

With Homer City Council member Francie Roberts not running for re-election, council member Beauregard Burgess is the only incumbent in the two-seat race. Appointed in… Continue reading

Wise: Wants to increase council’s diversity

People who have been watching the Homer City Council for the past five years might have seen a shift in the council’s make-up. With the… Continue reading

Wythe: Let’s look at alternatives

It has been my privilege to be Homer’s mayor for the past two years. I have worked hard to represent Homer as a community “open… Continue reading

Columns from Homer Charter Commission candidates

Castner: People get to vote on charter Homer is a wonderful community; people pray together, play together, fish, farm, support their youth, and enjoy the… Continue reading

Columns from Homer City Council candidates

Arno: Let's encourage prosperity for all I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t know everything and we will have our differences but… Continue reading

Questions & Answers – Candidates for Homer Mayor and Homer City Council

1. Some people have criticized the city of Homer as being anti-business. Do you think this is true? Why? What, if anything, should the city… Continue reading

Lowe: Balanced budget key to city’s success

Determining the city budget will be one of the priorities to focus on this fall. Ultimately all city council considerations are centered in fiscal responsibility.… Continue reading

Columns from Homer mayoral candidates

Sarno: Involve citizens, youth  My mayoral office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily citizen meetings at mayor’s office: Monday,… Continue reading

Sarno: Involve citizens, youth

My mayoral office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily citizen meetings at mayor’s office: Monday, public health and wellbeing;… Continue reading

Arno: Let’s encourage prosperity for all

I don’t have all the answers and I surely don’t know everything and we will have our differences but if you vote for me I… Continue reading

Arnold: Let’s get city back to basics

First of all, thank you for voting. I’m running for city council because I’d like to see the city of Homer move away from the… Continue reading

Lewis: Homer needs young families

Homer has many things going for it. We have great beauty, a good port and harbor, many recreational opportunities, excellent schools and an eclectic population… Continue reading

Lowe: Sees role as representing everyone

A founding member of the Homer Cycling Club, Catriona Lowe has a gimmick not seen in previous Homer elections: She rides her bicycle around town… Continue reading

Lewis: Wants support for nonprofits, trails

In his three campaigns for Homer City Council, incumbent and two-term council member David Lewis has seen the field grow progressively larger. He first ran… Continue reading

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