Candidate Ken Castner leads in the race for Homer’s mayor by about 100 votes, according to unofficial results.
However, Castner’s lead over his opponent David Lewis is not guaranteed. Approximately 320 absentee, questioned and special needs ballots still need to be counted. Nine additional ballots could also arrive by mail.
Still, Castner said he’s elated that his message of cooperation and unity resonated with voters. Castner is running as a “citizens’ mayor” and promises that if elected, he will not break ties on the council.