As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, two candidates had filed for Ketchikan municipal office.
Borough Mayor David Landis is unable to run for mayor again due to term limits, so he says he decided to run for a seat on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. If elected, he says would like to work to maintain state services.
“You don’t have to go very long without hearing about the state budget woes and how that affects municipalities. I’m familiar with all the issues and would like to continue serving to make sure that state services are continued to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough residents and that we don’t have an undue amount of burdens pushed down to the municipalities.
In addition to serving as Borough Mayor, Landis previously served two terms on the Borough Assembly.
Also running for Borough Assembly is Austin Otos. Both Otos and Landis submitted their paperwork the first day of filing, August 1st.
The two open seats for that office are currently held by Rodney Dial and Judith McQuerry.
So far, no one has filed yet for the Borough Mayor position or for the Ketchikan School Board. There are two three-year seats and one one-year seat open on the school board. The three-year seats are currently held by Tom Huette and Bridget Mattson. Leslie Becker holds the one-year seat.
On the City Council side, there are two seats open. No one has filed yet for those seats which are currently held by Lew Williams, III and Judy Zenge .
The filing period for both city and borough office ends at noon on August 26th. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 1st.