Post Election News
Kate Troll is the presumptive winner of an Areawide Juneau Assembly seat.
Voter turnout at Tuesday’s election was a dismal 14 and a half percent.
Here’s a quick round-up of how yesterday’s local elections played out across the state.
Juneau Election Results
13 of 13 Precincts Reporting. | There are approximately 1,000 question and absentee ballots that are scheduled to be counted this week.
Kate Troll | 1,866
Bill Peters | 1,571
Write – In | 18
Assembly District 1
Mary Becker | 2,489
Write – In | 116
Assembly District 2
Karen Crane | 2,422
Write – In | 89
Barbara Thurston | 2,225
Lisa Worl | 2,194
Write – In | 133
Last results update at 8:43 p.m.
The 2013 municipal election is Tuesday, Oct. 1. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Three seats are up for election on the Juneau Assembly: Area wide, District 1 and District 2. All are three-year terms. While candidates must live in the district in which they are seeking election, they are elected borough-wide. Two seats on the Juneau School District Board of Education are up for election; also three-year terms.
KTOO News reporters have talked with each candidate and filed these stories.
Crane says she spent much of her first Assembly term learning the ropes, a factor in her decision to seek a second term.
Peters says Juneau has important issues to work on including affordable housing, jobs in Juneau, education, and access to a clean water supply.
Kate Troll has a history in fisheries and tourism, and wants to make sure the public’s interest is put first.
Lisa Worl says parental involvement is critical to improving the quality of K-12 education in the Capital City.
Barbara Thurston is seeking re-election after serving one term on the board.
Before her first run for Assembly, Becker served on the Social Services Advisory Board and was chair of the Juneau School Board.