Beau Burgess has won a seat on the Homer Council, defeating challenger James Dolma by just 43 votes.
Burgess was appointed to the council earlier this year following the resignation of former council member Kevin Hogan. He joins fellow incumbent Francie Roberts as victors in the three-way race, which was so close it was not decided until the canvass board counted absentee and special-needs votes Friday morning.
Burgess thanked Homer voters for their support and said he looked forward to tackling the city’s biggest issues in the future.
In the Kenai Peninsula Borough election, nearly one-thousand ballots are yet to be counted. One of the close contests at the borough level is the race for the school board seat in District 8 where Liz Downing has a thirteen vote lead over Mike Illg. The Borough’s Canvass Board will count the valid absentee ballots Tuesday. A resolution certifying the election will be drafted that same day.