Kenn Carpenter was appointed by secret ballot to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their meeting Tuesday, March 7. Carpenter will be replacing Brandii Holmdahl in the District 6 seat, which covers Seward, Moose Pass, Hope, Cooper Landing and part of Sterling.
Holmdahl has occupied that seat since 2015, when she ran against Carpenter. Holmdahl announced in January that she was resigning to move to Boston for work.
Carpenter was raised in Eagle River, where he lived for more than 30 years. He has lived in Seward since 2006. He’s been a procurement officer at the Alaska Institue of Technology, or AVTEC, since 2010, and previously worked there as an instructional aide.
In his application he stressed taxes, right-of-ways and property ownership as issues that need to be addressed.
Kenn Carpenter will serve on the assembly until the municipal election in October, when his membership will be up for a vote.