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Preliminary Election Results – City of Valdez
Regular Municipal Election – Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Final results will be available Wednesday, May 6th after election officials count question and absentee ballots. Due to mechanical malfunction feeding 3 ballots, Precinct #1 will also be re-confirmed Tuesday night. KVAK will post final results as soon as they are available

3 Seats Available
Name Precinct #1 Precinct #2 Precinct #3 Total
Alvin Murray  25 25  27  77
Douglas Davies  49 22  37  108
Ryan McCune  172 88 136   396
Robert Mueller  23 17 23   63
H. Lea Cockerham  116 71 59   246
Dawson Moore  94 53 56   203
Greg Davis  95 59  73  227
Roger Kipar  29 28 33   90
Lon Needles  105 71 115   291
Question Ballots
55 Total Absentee Ballots to be counted Wednesday
John Hozey received the most write-in votes (140 Votes):
Precinct #1 - 89
Precinct #2 – 34
Precinct #3 - 17
2 Seats Available
Name Precinct #1 Precinct #2 Precinct #3 Total
Dolores Gard  206 128  142  476
Kathleen Todd  247 140  165  552
Question Ballots
55 Total Absentee Ballots to be counted Wednesday 


Polls Open: Tuesday May 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Polling Locations
Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Teen Center
Precinct No. 2 - Valdez City Council Chambers
Precinct No. 3 - Robe River Fire Station

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (907) 834-3468

Election Questions were mailed and e-mailed to all candidates for City Council & School Board. The answers in this publication are the printed exactly as received by KVAK.

City Council Candidates
Robert Mueller
Alvin Murray
Dawson Moore
Doug Davies
Greg Davis
H. Lea Cockerham
Lon Needles
Ryan McCune

Question #1 - CLICK HERE to read Candidates Answer to the Following Question, What experience do you have with budgeting, investments, and finance?

School Board Candidates
Dolores Gard
Kathleen Todd

Question #1 - CLICK HERE to read Candidates Answer to the Following Question, What experience do you have with budgeting, investments, and finance?

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Up to 500 reindeer in Finland killed annually by trains; no fences planned
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'Last Ice' claims lives of researchers
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Russian governor praises role of Barents Council
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Three taken into custody at nuclear protest in Pyhäjoki, Finland
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Seattle requires new permit for Shell’s drill ship to moor, but may not issue it
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Rosneft readies more Kara Sea mapping
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Norway must ramp up military in response to Russia, report says
There is little risk of outright conflict, but Norway should invest more in its military to restore a power balance in the region, the report says. 
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