The first candidates to file for borough mayor and school board turned in their paperwork on Monday.

The filing period for local office opened on Thursday, Aug. 1. As of 3 p.m. Monday, two additional candidates filed.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member Rodney Dial is making his bid to represent the entire borough as mayor. He is finishing up his first three-year term as an assembly member.

Filing on Monday for a three-year term on the school board is Tom Huette. Heutte was appointed to complete a one-year seat on the school board.

Open for this year’s election are two three-year seats, and one one-year seat on the Ketchikan School Board.

Two candidates filed last week for two open seats on the borough assembly. They are Austin Otos and the current Borough Mayor David Landis.

Otos ran for borough assembly last year, and was a close third for one of two seats open in that election. Landis can’t run for re-election as mayor because of term limits.

On the Ketchikan City Council, there are two seats open.

The filing period for both city and borough elected office ends at noon on Aug. 26th. The local election is Oct. 1st.