Updated election information from the City and Borough of Juneau show no shift in any of the results announced Friday evening, with all presumptive winners keeping a healthy lead over their respective opponents.
Updated Saturday evening, the city’s unofficial results show CBJ Assembly candidates Alicia Hughes-Skandijs and Christine Woll still leading their respective races and no changes to the results of the two ballots propositions — no on a charter commission and yes on a $15 million bond package. Friday’s preliminary results showed the same results and some candidates began conceding.
In an email Friday evening, Assembly District 1 candidate Kenny Soloman-Gross thanked his campaign’s supporters for their work.
“While the results were not what our team wanted, I am proud of our campaign and the issues we campaigned on. I want to thank all of our supporters for their hard work and dedication,” he said.
Ballots are still being counted and verified and will not be finalized until certified by the Canvass Review Board on Oct. 20, City Clerk Beth McEwen said in the release. Another round of unofficial results will be shared Friday.
Results shared Saturday reflect over 10,000 counted votes with more than 1,000 votes yet to be tallied.
Hughes-Skandijs leads the District 1 race with 5,497 votes over challenger Kenny Solomon-Gross with 4,178.
The race for District 2, an open seat with four candidates, is led by Christine Woll with 4,439 and Robert Shoemake receiving the second-most votes with 2,441.
“The election results are still coming in. It looks like we had a great voter turnout. Unfortunately, it looks like the votes where not in our favor at this point,” Shoemake said in a Sunday email.
That district’s other candidates Derek Dzinich and Lacey Derr received 1,598 and 989 votes respectively.
Proposition 1, to establish a City Charter, failed 6,347 to 3,309 and Proposition 2, a $15 million bond issue, passed 5,960 to 3,871.
Both candidates for the Juneau School District Board of Education Brian Holst and Martin Stepetin Sr. ran uncontested as did current Deputy Mayor Maria Gladziszewski who ran for an areawide seat on the Assembly.
“I’m very grateful that so many Juneau voters turned out to express their opinion about which one of their friends and neighbors they would like to represent them on the Juneau Assembly. By doing that, they are saying how they want their local government to work,” Gladziszewski saidFriday in an email. “Results are not yet final, and we will know more tomorrow. I look forward to working with my fellow Assembly members both old and new. I would also like to thank all the candidates who ran. It’s not easy to put yourself out there and jump into the arena. Congratulations to them on running great campaigns. I trust they will continue to find ways to serve this community.”
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