Two Homer City Council seats up for election

Aug 6, 2019

The current Homer City Council - front row, from left: Rachel Lord. Caroline Venuti, Donna Aderhold, Shelly Erickson. Back row: Tom Stroozas, Mayor Ken Castner, Heath Smith.
Credit City of Homer

Two seats on the Homer City Council are in contention for the October 1, 2019  Municipal Election. The seats are currently held by Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas who were elected in 2016. Erickson and Stroozas have both filed for re-election.

So far there is only one new candidate for Homer City Council. He is Joey Evenson, a geologist by training, Evensen has taught at Kachemak Bay Campus as an adjunct professor and is a 1990 graduate of Homer High School.
Homer citizens intending to run for a seat on the Council in the October 1, 2019 Regular Election must officially declare their candidacy with the Homer City Clerk’s office. The candidacy filing period for two city council members opened on August 1 and closes Thursday, August 15 at 4:30 p.m. 
To qualify, candidates must be: A US Citizen, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter in the City of Homer, and have been a resident, of the City of Homer for at least one year prior to October, 2018.
Candidacy filing forms are available for download on the City of Homer’s website https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/cityclerk/city-council-candidate-filing-period-now-open-aug-1-15  or stop by the clerk's office in Homer City Hall on Pioneer Avenue to pick up a packet.