Only six votes separated Jacqueline Dick and Kenneth Skaflestad, but neither one received the 40 percent necessary to win the mayor’s seat outright. Dick received the most votes with 118.
The city’s current mayor is Seferino Villarreal. Hoonah has a population of about 780, and roughly half of them cast ballots in the regular election.
As of 3 o’ clock this afternoon, about 240 voters had cast in-person ballots in the runoff election. Absentee voting started last Monday.
Official results are expected on Friday.
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