MAT-SU — Candidate lists have been finalized for the Mat-Su Borough Assembly and Mat-Su Borough School Board elections. The borough will hold elections for assembly and school board on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Assembly District 4 encompasses Wasilla and is currently represented by Assemblyman Ted Leonard. Voters in District 4 will have a choice between Amber Sanchez, Robert Yundt II and current MSB Planning Committee Chair Colleen Vague.
Assembly District 5 stretches west and south from Wasilla, encompassing Big Lake and Point Mackenzie and is currently represented by Dan Mayfield, who is running for Senate Seat D in the general election for State Senate. Voters in District 5 will have a choice between Mike Alexander, Lisa Behrens, Ken Koch and Clayton Tew.
District 3 is wedged in between Palmer and Wasilla, representing the Fairview Loop area and shooting north along Seward-Meridian Parkway. The school board seat for District 3 is currently represented by Ole Larson, who is running for reelection. Larson will face Jeanne Troshynski in the race for the school board seat in District 3 on Nov. 3.
District 6 encompasses much of north Wasilla, stretching toward Hatcher Pass along Wasilla-Fishhook and ending along Church Road. Kelsey Trimmer is the current school board member for District 6, but is not running for reelection. Candidates in District 6 will have a choice between Leland Baugus and Dwight Probasco.
On Oct. 6, residents inside the city limits of Palmer and Wasilla will also have elections for local city councils. In Wasilla, Council seats C and D are up for election as well as the mayor’s office. Doug Holler is running in the race for mayor against current Wasilla City Council members Stu Graham and Glenda Ledford. Timothy Johnson is running unopposed for Seat C and Seat D is a two-way race between Jo Lynn Bozer and Simon Brown II on the council.
Voters in Palmer will have three choices for two available council seats, as well as four propositions to vote on. Current Deputy Mayor Linda Combs and Palmer City Councilwoman Sabrena Combs are both running for reelection and are challenged by Brian Daniels. Palmer voters will be able to vote on Proposition 1 repealing the ban on marijuana businesses within city limits and Proposition 2 amending the fee and fine schedule to move the total amount from $300 to $1,000. Proposition 3 offers Palmer voters the opportunity to enact term limits of no more than two consecutive council terms or four consecutive terms as a council member and Mayor. Proposition 4 is a utility bond not to exceed $8 million for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.