Kelly Cooper

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   The latest results for House District 31 from the State of Alaska Division of Elections show Rep. Sarah Vance with a solid 2,200 vote lead over challenger Kelly Cooper. With nine of nine precincts reporting, Vance has 3,711 votes, or 70 percent, to Cooper’s 1,571, or 30 percent. 

Vance and Cooper face off on public TV

Oct 1, 2020
KTOO screen capture

The two candidates for House District 31, the Southern Kenai Peninsula from Homer to the south edge of Soldotna, faced off in a forum sponsored by Alaska Public Media and KTOO-Juneau.
    Nat Herz moderated the short segment of Public TV’s “Running,” with incumbent Republican Sarah Vance and Independent Kelly Cooper -- both of Homer.

Kelly Cooper

On this week's Coffee Table, the guest is Kelly Cooper.

Cooper is the current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President. She’s challenging incumbent Sarah Vance for District 31 Representative to the Alaska House of Representatives in the November election.

Cooper took questions from the listeners and laid out her platform. Click on the link to hear the show.

Kathleen Gustafson/KBBI

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper of Homer will be wrapping up her second term there this fall, and has set her sights on the Alaska State House seat currently held by first-term District 31 Representative Sarah Vance, also of Homer.
    Cooper held a rally off the Homer Spit on Tuesday evening, speaking from the stern of the vessel Sea Nymph as a camera drone shot footage for commercials.

On Friday Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce released an open letter to the public that he sent to Governor Mike Dunleavy requesting he return Alaskans to work as soon as possible.
    Pierce called for COVID-19 testing for all Alaskans immediately, saying it was overdue, adding that waiting for the virus to pass would be devastating. He suggested residents who are sick or in a high risk group should stay home, while those who can work safely, do so.

Homer Chamber of Commerce

The candidates for Homer City Council met in the Homer Public Library Wednesday, September 25, 2019 for a candidate forum sponsored by the library and the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Kelly Cooper was the moderator.
Questions were sourced from the audience and from the community at-large. The event was broadcast live on KBBI. Click on the links below to hear a recording of the forum.

Homer City Council - June 24, 2019

Jul 2, 2019

Even on a slow day, the Homer Boat Harbor is a busy place. But if you are captaining one of the many 100-plus-foot vessels berthed there, navigating in water that is barely deep enough while avoiding dozens of small skiffs as you turn around, it’s far from ideal. Bryan Hawkins, port director and harbormaster for the City of Homer, addressed the Homer City Council Committee on the Whole meeting on Monday night.

The Coffee Table- October 17, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Kenai Peninsula Borough

This week on the Coffee Table: what's next for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Assembly members Willy Dunne and Kelly Cooper join KBBI’s Renee Gross to talk about changing the invocation policy, the borough budget and the Kachemak Selo school.  

Taz Tally

Clink below to hear the Democratic party primary debate recorded on Tuesday, July 10 2018. Candidates Alyse Galvin and Dimitri Shein participated. The debate was moderated by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Kelly Cooper.


Borough Marijuana Ban Ordinance Postponed

Apr 6, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly ran out of time during its Tuesday night meeting and had to postpone the vote to introduce a controversial ordinance. Ordinance 2016-10 would give Kenai Peninsula Borough residents the option to not allow licensed marijuana businesses in the borough.

Homer Assembly Member Kelly Cooper says she normally votes to at least introduce every ordinance so it can be heard. But, she won’t give this ordinance the same courtesy.

Coffee Table: KPB 2016 Outlook

Mar 2, 2016
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is wading through another set of issues this year. Cannabis regulation, Healthcare reform, Local Option Zoning and the budget are just a few of the issues assembly members are tackling. This week on the Coffee Table we talked with your South Peninsula Borough Assembly members: Kelly Cooper and Willy Dunne.