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Hunter, Sikma garner most votes for seats on North Pole council

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:19 am

FAIRBANKS — Sharron Hunter and Michelle Sikma garnered the most votes and will fill the two North Pole City Council seats, earning 150 and 131 votes, respectively. Linda Ross finished third with 103 votes.

With Bryce Ward vacating a council seat to take the position of North Pole mayor, there will soon be another vacant council seat for the remaining council to fill by appointment of a new member.

Hunter has served on the council for five years and works as an intervention and prevention specialist at North Pole High School.

Sikma is taking office for the first time and is a founding board member of the North Pole Economic Development Corp.

Voters also approved a ballot measure authorizing the city of North Pole’s utility to take out a loan, with a 85 percent voting yes.

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