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Voters Say No To White Cliff Center
Unofficial Election Results In


October 04, 2006
Wednesday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - With a 35% voter turnout Tuesday, Ketchikan voters rejected raising the Borough's sales tax rate by 1/2% to fund the renovation of the White Cliff building into a new arts and senior center. That ballot measure, Ballot Proposition 1, was rejected with 69% voting no. Voters also rejected Ballot Proposition 2 which requested permission to issue up to $12 million in bonds for the project with 67% voting no.

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With absentee, special and questioned ballots yet to be counted, incumbent Dave Kiffer and Mike Salazar received the top votes Tuesday evening for the two assembly seats. The unofficial results reported Kiffer receiving 1,594 votes and former Borough Mayor and former assembly member Salazar receiving 1,070 votes. The next top vote getter was Dick Coose with 904 votes. Newcomer Gregory Vickrey made a good showing with 742 votes.

In the Ketchikan City Mayor race, Bob Weinstein received 874 votes and challenger Edward Plute received 618 votes. Longtime City Mayor Weinstein received 59% of the votes counted Tuesday evening.

For the two seats on the Ketchikan City Council, voters elected to return incumbents Charles Freeman (984 votes) and Bob Norton (957 votes) to the council. Former Borough Assembly Member Samuel Bergeron made a good showing with 707 votes.

In the school board race to select three members for three-year term seats, the top vote-getter was newcomer Karen Eakes with 1,647 votes. Newcomer Matt Olsen claimed a seat with 1,504 votes.

With absentee, special and questioned ballots yet to be counted, incumbent school board member Charlotte (Choc) Schaffer is in third place with 1,178 -- just 69 votes ahead of newcomer Ginny Clay (1,109 votes). Incumbents Mike Harpold (1,090 votes) and Deborah Harney (890 votes) finished out in fifth and sixth places.

Absentee, special and questioned ballots will be counted Wednesday morning by the Canvas Board. There are 315 absentee ballots, 53 special ballots and 165 questioned ballots still to be counted.


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