Juneau residents will vote for three assembly seats and two school board members in the October 7 election. Anyone interested in running for office needs to collect signatures and turn in other documentation.
Assembly positions up for election include an areawide seat, currently held by Carlton Smith; a district one seat, currently held by Jesse Kiehl; and a district two seat, currently held by Randy Wanamaker. Two school board seats, presently filled by Sean O’Brien and Sally Saddler, are also up for election. These are all three-year terms.
Municipal clerk Laurie Sica says a person interested in running for election must file a nominating petition.
“They are online and they are also in our office and what they need to is provide us information with which seat they want to run for and then they have to get signatures of 25 qualified voters in CBJ to agree that they would like to see this person run,” Sica says.
And there’s still time to collect signatures. The filing period to run for city office opens August 8 at 8 a.m. and closes August 18 at 4:30 p.m.
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