Troll Leads Peters In Juneau’s Only Contested Municipal Election Race

In Juneau, there was really only one race to pay attention to on Election Day. Out of three Assembly seats and two School Board seats on the ballot, only one was contested.

In that race for an area-wide Assembly seat, Kate Troll leads Bill Peters by almost 300 votes – 1,866 to 1,571.

With about 1,000 absentee and questioned ballots left to be counted, Troll is the presumptive winner. She says she hopes to focus on creating jobs in Juneau and advocating for more school funding.

In other races, Mary Becker and Karen Crane were reelected to Assembly seats after running unopposed. Both have served one term on the Assembly already.

Barbara Thurston and Lisa Worl were elected to the two school board seats. Thurston will be serving her second term. Worl was elected for the first time, after being appointed to a vacant seat on the board in December.

Preliminary turnout was a mediocre 14.5 percent.

Casey Kelly is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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