Wednesday is the first day for candidates to file for local elected office in Ketchikan, and three turned in their paperwork as of deadline for this story.

Ketchikan City Council Member Janalee Gage is running for re-election to her seat, and Council Member Bob Sivertsen is running for city mayor.

Former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst filed for a three-year seat on the borough assembly.

There are two three-year seats open this year on the city council, filled now by Gage and Sivertsen. Current city Mayor Lew Williams III announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election when his term ends this fall.

For the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, there are two three-year seats open for election. Those are now held by Felix Wong and Stephen Bradford.

On the Ketchikan School Board, three three-year terms are open, currently held by Alma Parker, Lana Boler and Matt Eisenhower.

The filing period ends at noon on Aug. 27th. The municipal election is Oct. 2nd.