Tom Stroozas

City of Homer

The City of Homer issued an official statement on Thursday, announcing that the lawsuit brought by former Homer City Councilmember Thomas Stroozas against the City of Homer and Homer City Council was dismissed by Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday, December 18.


On Monday December 9, Anchorage Superior Court denied former Homer City Councilmember Thomas Stroozas’ request that the court issue an injunction ordering the council to remove Storm Hansen-Cavasos from the Homer City Council pending resolution of his lawsuit.

Stroozas, represented by attorneys Thomas Amodio and Keri-Ann Baker, is suing the city and the city council asserting that Hansen-Cavasos was ineligible to run as a candidate because she did not meet Homer City Code's one-year residence requirement.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council passed the city’s 2020/2021 budget last night at their regular meeting. This is the first two-year budget for the city. 

City of Homer

The Homer City Council on Monday voted to keep Storm Hansen-Cavasos on the council, finding that claims that she was not an eligible candidate for the seat because she was not a city resident for a year prior to the election were unfounded.

In a vote of 4-1, the council found that the preponderance of the evidence presented in the investigation supported Hansen-Cavasos’ claim that she was a resident of Homer for a year prior the election date.

City of Homer

On this two-part Coffee Table, first, you'll hear from incumbent candidates for Homer City Council, Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas. In the second half, guests are candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. The election is Tuesday, October 1.   Correction: In the on-air version of the show with guests Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas, host Kathleen Gustafson incorrectly stated that Councilmember Shelly Erickson signed the 2017 petition to recall three Homer City Council members.

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.

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.

Stroozas Discusses Hopes for City Council Term

Oct 11, 2016
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Tom Stroozas was elected to Homer City Council during the regular municipal election on October 4, and sworn into office at Monday’s City Council meeting. He will serve for a three-year term. KBBI News Director Daysha Eaton talks with Stroozas about his hopes for his term on the council.

New Homer City Council Members Stroozas and Shelly Erickson along with new Homer Mayor Bryan Zak will participate in the next regular Homer City Council meeting on Monday, October 24.

Homer Election Certified, Confirms Results

Oct 8, 2016
City of Homer

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: Tom Stroozas

Sep 23, 2016
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Tom Stroozas moved to Homer in 2006 after falling in love with the town during a vacation. Stroozas ran for Homer City Council last year, but was not elected. He currently serves on the Panning and Zoning Commission for the city of Homer. He’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. 

Tom Stroozas Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
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Homer’s 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. Click the icon above to hear an interview between KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Tom Stroozas.

Coffeetable: Homer City Council Candidates

Sep 16, 2015
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Candidates Donna Aderhold, Beau Burgess, and Joni Wise joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss the issues  facing the City of Homer, and their positions on them, in the first of two programs featuring candidates for 2 open seats on the Homer City Council in the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.