The Skagway Borough Assembly certified voting results for two assembly members and two school board members during a regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Orion Hanson garnered the most votes for Assembly after the Oct. 4 election with 259 votes, while incumbent Timothy Cochran had 252 votes to land the other seat. David Brena tallied 181 votes, and there were 124 votes for write-in candidates. Most of those probably went to incumbent Spencer Morgan, who declared as a write-in candidate the Friday before Election Day. Those write-in votes were not hand-counted since they did not factor in the results.
“I’m honored and humbled and I’m looking forward to serve,” Hanson said at the Assembly meeting on Oct. 6, when the votes were certified. New assembly members will be sworn in at the next meeting on Oct. 20.
The votes for school board ended with newcomer Jaime Bricker garnering 375 votes for a three-year term seat and Darren Belisle had 280 votes for a two-year term seat. Incumbent Mark Joseph Smith had 140 votes, and write-in candidates had 3 votes.
Borough Clerk Emily Deach said there were 462 ballots cast. There are 1,105 registered voters in the borough, so there was a 42 percent turnout, which is a little less than last year. – SA