Based on unofficial results for Tuesday’s local election Alma Parker, Misty Archibald and Matt Eisenhower will fill three open seats on the Ketchikan School Board. Parker, with 1,146 votes, took first place. Her first School Board meeting is October 14th, and before that she plans on reorganizing her schedule.
“Looking at all the other things I have on the calendar and making sure that I give as much effort to the School Board as I do with all the other things I get involved in in our community.”
She says she is especially thankful to the Filipino voters, and is proud to be the first Filipino to hold public office in Ketchikan.
Misty Archibald, who had taken a hiatus from the School Board, was returned to that body by 1,083 voters. She says having gone through the process before helped her have fun this time. “It was much the same. I think I had a bit more name recognition this time having served a previous term.”
Matt Eisenhower, with 849 votes, says he is a bit nervous, but feels centered. “My overwhelming feeling is just gratefulness and humbleness that people put their trust in us to serve their children in our school district. So very, very good feeling.”
He says he also appreciates that voters had a wide selection of candidates to choose from. Matt Tibbles and Conan Steele also were on the ballot. Tibbles took 705 votes and Steele, 468.
The number will change after Wednesday’s canvass board meeting, when 358 absentee and questioned ballots will be counted.