Three elected to city council
With the 287 ballots counted in the Oct. 2 City of Bethel election, the three candidates who ran for election will sit on the city council for 2-year terms. The official results were Joseph Klejka with 235 votes, incumbent Eric Whitney with 200 votes and Sharon Sigmon with 182 votes. The canvas board certified the election on Oct. 9.
City voters also voted to change the information that candidates have to supply to the public in order to run for office, moving away from the Alaska Public Offices Commission requirements. Proposition 1 passed with 160 yes votes and 117 no votes.
Only 7.5 percent of Bethel’s registered voters bothered to cast ballots on Oct. 2.