October 7, 2014

Polls have closed and the preliminary, unofficial election results are in.

Election official Laurie Sica says there are 370 questioned ballots to be reviewed, another 1,099 uncounted absentee ballots on hand now, and more eligible absentee ballots can arrive by mail through Oct. 14.

Absentee and questioned ballots will be reviewed and counted on Friday. The Canvass Board will meet on Oct. 14 to certify the final, official results.

Juneau Assembly

Voters will elect three members of the nine-member Juneau Assembly. Terms last 3 years.

Areawide

47.1
Maria Gladziszewski
35.9
Tony Yorba
16.5
Norton Gregory

District 1

95.6
Jesse Kiehl

District 2

40.1
Debbie White
32.4
Joshua Warren
11.5
Karla Hart
11.3
David Fox
3.7
Kory Hunt

With 13 of 13 precincts reporting.

Juneau School Board

Locals can vote for up to two candidates in the three-way Juneau School Board race this year. The top two candidates win seats on the seven-member Juneau School Board. Members serve at-large for three-year terms. Tom Milliron is running as a write-in candidate.

3652
Brian Holst
2515
Sean O'Brien
1860
Write In

With 13 of 13 precincts reporting.

Proposition No. 1

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, be amended by adding a new Section 3.23, Aquatics board, to read as follows:
Section 3.23. Aquatics board.
The Assembly may establish a board of directors for the municipally-owned and operated aquatics facilities, and appoint members to the board. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.16 of this Charter, the board shall derive its authority and power from the Assembly by ordinance.
59.2
Yes
40.8
No

With 13 of 13 precincts reporting.

Coverage

Welcome to KTOO’s municipal election page.

This year voters will cast ballots for three seats on the Juneau Assembly and two seats on the Juneau School Board. They’ll also decide whether the Assembly should be allowed to create an empowered board to manage the city’s two swimming pools.

We asked each candidate a set questions on a variety of municipal issues. You’ll find bios and their responses here, edited for length and clarity. Selected responses will air during Morning Edition on KTOO beginning Sept. 29.

We hope this site will guide and inform you as you undertake your civic duty this fall.

Should management of Juneau swimming pools change hands?

Juneau voters next week will decide whether management of the city’s two swimming pools can be shifted out from under the city’s Parks and Recreation department.

A proposition on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot would allow the Juneau Assembly to appoint an empowered board to set budgets and raise revenue for the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool and Dimond Park Aquatic Center.

Municipal candidates speak out at Juneau Votes Forum

Areawide Assembly candidates Maria Gladziszewski, Norton Gregory, Tony Yorba; District 2 Assembly candidates David Fox, Joshua Warren, Debbie White; and school board candidate Brian Holst participated in a Juneau Votes Forum on September 17 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Juneau Votes is a non-partisan community project that aims to increase voter registration, education and turnout. Panelists from The Juneau Empire and KTOO asked a combination of prepared and audience submitted questions that ranged from the city budget to the environment.

Listen to the full audio of the Juneau Votes Municipal Candidate Forum.

Polling Locations

Select a candidate to view their bio and positions on Juneau issues or select an issue to view each of the candidates’ responses.

Candidates

Assembly Areawide

Maria Gladziszewski
Norton Gregory
Tony Yorba

Assembly District 1

Jesse Kiehl

Assembly District 2

Debbie White
Josh Warren
Kory Hunt
David Fox

School Board

Brian Holst
Tom Milliron
Sean O'Brien

Issues

Assembly Topics

Housing
Downtown Revitalization
Public Safety
Economic Development
Voter Turnout
AJ Mine
Homelessness
CBJ Budget
Juneau Access
School Funding
Second Crossing
XTRATUFs vs. Bogs

School Topics

School Budget
Bullying
Pre-K
School Choice
School Issues
Harry Potter