Four Incumbents Fall In Valdez Elections

In Valdez, only one of five incumbents survived Tuesday’s Municipal Election. Three seats on the City Council and two on the School Board were up for grabs.

Incumbent Mike Wells easily won the most votes in the City Council race with 399 to retain his seat. Ruth E. Knight garnered the second-most votes with 319. Dennis Fleming won the third and final seat on the City Council with 310 votes.

Joe Prax and Alan Sorum were on the city council this time last year. Now, they are on the School Board. Prax gathered the most votes with 435. Sorum was second with 296 votes.

There are 71 absentee and 29 question ballots to be counted. The rest of the ballots will be counted Wednesday at the Valdez City Council Chambers.

Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

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