George Lybrand is the latest candidate to file for a seat on the Ketchikan City Council. He turned in his paperwork Monday morning for the one-year seat open this election.
Lybrand has served previously on the Ketchikan City Council, and is a former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly member. He is the only candidate to file so far for the one-year seat, which has been held by Matt Olsen. Olsen resigned because he is moving away.
Also open on the Council this year are two three-year seats. Incumbent Bob Sivertsen has filed for re-election. Also running for the two three-year seats are Sam Bergeron and Spencer Strassburg.
The second open seat is now held by DeAnn Karlson.
The city mayor seat currently held by Lew Williams III also is open this election. So far, nobody has filed for that position.
Nobody has filed yet for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly or School Board, either.
On the Assembly, two three-year terms are open. Those seats are currently held by Todd Phillips and Jim Van Horn. Phillips is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.
Three three-year seats also are open on the Ketchikan School Board. Those are now held by Ralph Beardsworth, Stephen Bradford and Conan Steele.
The filing period for Ketchikan city and borough elected offices closes on Aug. 25th.