Shelly Erickson

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.

Erickson Discusses Hopes for City Council Term

Oct 12, 2016
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Shelly Erickson was elected to Homer City Council during the regular municipal election on Oct. 4, and sworn into office at Monday’s City Council meeting. She will serve for a three-year term. KBBI News Director, Daysha Eaton talks with Erickson about her hopes for her term on the council.

Homer Election Certified, Confirms Results

Oct 8, 2016
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The City of Homer has counted all the votes and certified the official results for the regular election that took place Tuesday, October 4.

“The certifying of the results include counting all of the absentee and early ballots, the question ballots, and special needs votes. It did adjust the percentages for the candidates slightly, and for the proposition,” said Jo Johnson, the City of Homer Clerk. She says that the newly counted ballots did not change the overall results of the election by much.

City Council Candidate Profile: Shelly Erickson

Sep 23, 2016
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Shelly Erickson has lived in Homer most her life and owns businesses here. She and her husband started Home Run Oil, which includes the Home Run ShortStop Tesoro. She also owns Homer Tours, including Baycrest RV Park. Erickson has served on the Homer Economic Development and the Planning commissions. In addition, she served on the city’s Lease Committee. She’s one of three candidates running for two seats on the Homer City Council. Incumbent Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak are not running again, though Zak is running for mayor. 

Erickson is proud of her local roots. She was born and raised in Homer. Erickson went to college at Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. She then married, moved to Wrangell, Dutch Harbor and then back to Homer, where she settled and had children.