Election Day

Fairbanks #1 Precinct Polling Station in the Fairbanks North Star Borough Administrative Building Tuesday afternoon, October 2, 2018.

More people have signed up to run for local office in the Oct. 1 Fairbanks-area election.

The filing period opened Monday.

Two people have filed so far to run for mayor of the city of Fairbanks: Lakesha Jordan and the current mayor, Jim Matherly. Kathryn Dodge previously announced her run for mayor but has yet to file, according to the unofficial candidate listing on the city’s website.

City Council Seats C and D are up for election this year. Councilwoman Valerie Therrien, who currently holds Seat C, has filed for re-election. Charles Foster III has applied for the same seat.

Seat D, meanwhile, is held by Councilwoman Kathryn Ottersten. The only person who as applied to run for Seat D thus far is Aaron Gibson.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has four seats up this year.

Assembly Seat C, from which Assemblyman Andrew Gray announced his resignation earlier this year, has had two people file for candidacy: Mindy O’Neall and Jeffrey Rentzel.

Presiding Officer and Assemblyman Matt Cooper has filed to run again for Seat I, with Zachary Floyd currently slated to run against him. Assemblyman Shaun Tacke is the only candidate to file for Seat B, which he currently holds.

There are no applicants yet for Seat E, which is held by Assemblyman Geoffry Wildridge.

Two school board seats up for election in the borough.

Matthew Sampson is so far the only candidate to file for Seat C, currently held by Sharon McConnell, as of the most recent update of the unofficial candidate list. Allyson Lambert has applied for re-election to Seat D, which currently has no other candidates.

Two North Pole City Council seats are on the October ballot. Thomas McGhee remains the only person to file for candidacy, as of the last update from North Pole.

Candidates for all positions can file until 5 p.m. July 29.

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