SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

Filing Open for October Regular Election


August 03, 2017
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Filing forms are now being accepted for the October 3, 2017 regular Election. The candidate filing period began August 1 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 25th. 

Alaska Travelers Accommodations, LLC - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Trading Co. Furniture House - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Trading Company - Shop A Piece of History - Ketchikan, Alaska

The Ketchikan Borough has elective seats open for the offices of Borough Assembly Members and School Board Members on the October 3, 2017 Borough ballot.  The following seats are available:

There will be three (3) seats open on the Borough Assembly for three-year terms. These seats are currently held by John Harrington, Mike Painter (termed out) and Glen Thompson (termed out).

There will be two (2) seats for three-year terms and one (1) seat for a one-year term open on the Ketchikan School Board. These seats are currently held by Glenn Brown and Diane Gubatayo, and the one year-term seat was held by Misty Browne who recently resigned.

As of this date, Diane Gubatayao has filed for a 3-year term seat on the Ketchikan School Board, and Amanda (AJ) Pierce and Alan Bailey have filed for three-year term seats on the Ketchikan Borough Assembly.

The City of Ketchikan has elective seats open for the offices of Ketchikan City Council on the October 3, 2017 ballot.  The following seats are available:

There will be three (3) Ketchikan City Council seats open. These seats are currently held by Councilmembers Dick Coose, Mark Flora, and David Kiffer. To date, Dick Coose has filed for reelection.

A person who wishes to run for a vacant seat on the Ketchikan City Council must be 18 years of age, a qualified voter, and have resided within City limits for one year. A petition, which must be signed by at least 10 registered City voters, must be filled out and submitted to the City Clerk's office 4 weeks prior to the election. A declaration of candidacy as well as a financial disclosure statement must be filled out before a person's name will be allowed on the City of Ketchikan ballot. Election information provided by the City of Ketchikan is available at

To qualify as a candidate for Ketchikan Borough Assembly Member, a citizen must have resided in the Borough for one year prior to the election date, and must be a Borough registered voter 30 days prior to the election.  To qualify as a candidate for Ketchikan School Board, a citizen must be a Borough registered voter 30 days prior to the election.

Qualified Ketchikan Borough Assembly candidates must submit the completed declaration of candidacy along with the signatures of at least ten (10) qualified Borough voters. All candidates must also complete and submit the 2017 APOC Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement. These forms must be submitted together to the Borough Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2017.

In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the October 3, 2017 Ketchikan Borough ballot, the candidate must complete and submit the proper filing forms.  Candidate information, a current list of Borough candidates and filing forms are available in the Office of the Ketchikan Borough Clerk in the White Cliff Building, 1900 First Avenue, Suite 115, and on the Borough website at

More City of Ketchikan election information is provided here.

Again, the 2017 regular election will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.


On the Web:

Voter registration is administered by the Alaska Division of Elections


Source of News:

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

City of Ketchikan



Representations of fact and opinions in comments posted are solely those of the individual posters and do not represent the opinions of Sitnews.


Submit A Letter to SitNews

Contact the Editor

SitNews ©2017
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska

 Articles & photographs that appear in SitNews may be protected by copyright and may not be reprinted without written permission from and payment of any required fees to the proper sources.

E-mail your news & photos to

Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.