Ketchikan’s municipal election is October 3rd. Residents can start gathering signatures for some of the open seats now. Candidate filing forms are currently available or will be soon.
Those interested in running for Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices can find forms online beginning Saturday, July 1, or pick up filing forms in person at the borough clerk’s office starting Monday, July 3.
There are three, 3-year seats open on the Borough Assembly. Those seats are currently held by Jeremy Bynum, Judith McQuerry, and A.J. Pierce.
To qualify as a candidate for Borough Assembly, applicants must have resided in the Borough for at least one year prior to the election date and be a Borough registered voter 30 days before the election.
Also, there are two, 3-year seats open on the Ketchikan School Board. Those seats are currently held by Diane Gubatayo and Paul Robbins, Jr.
To qualify for School Board, applicants must be a Borough registered voter 30 days prior to the election.
For both Assembly and School Board, applicants must complete a declaration of candidacy and collect at least 10 signatures from qualified Borough voters. This includes the cities of Saxman and Ketchikan.
On the city side, candidate filing forms are currently available online or at the City Clerk’s office for Ketchikan City Council.
There are three, 3-year terms open on the City Council. Those seats are currently held by Abby Bradberry, Jack Finnegan, and Riley Gass.
City Council candidates must have resided in the city of Ketchikan for at least one year and be at least 18 years old. Applicants also must submit a completed declaration of candidacy and collect at least 10 signatures from qualified City voters.
For all municipal offices, candidates must complete and submit a 2023 APOC Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement.
The filing period opens on August 1 and closes August 25.