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Lewis Armey files for borough mayor seat

Ketchikan resident Lewis Armey Jr. filed Wednesday to run for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor position currently held by Dave Kiffer.

Kiffer can’t run for re-election because of term limits.

In a telephone interview Wednesday morning, Armey said he is running because more needs to be done for the people. He said local government does everything for businesses, especially tourism, but nothing for the people.

Armey has run unsuccessfully for borough and city mayor in the past. He said that previously, he was just goofing off and filed to see what happened.

This time, he said, “I think I’ll campaign.”

In addition to the borough mayor’s seat, there are three open positions on the Borough Assembly this election. They currently are held by Agnes Moran, Glen Thompson and Mike Painter. As of deadline Wednesday, nobody has filed for those three position, or the two openings on the Ketchikan School Board.

The filing deadline is Aug. 25. The local election is Oct. 7.

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