The general election wouldn’t settle it. Voting in Tuesday’s runoff wouldn’t determine the next Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, either. The absentee votes will make all the difference.
With all 28 precincts reporting shortly after p.m. Tuesday, Charlie Pierce held a 226 vote lead over Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings.
“Cautiously optimistic," is how Hutchings described the mood as she and her team had a late dinner Tuesday evening.
With a slim lead, Pierce said he was ready to be the next mayor.