By Leigh Armstrong 

With the filing deadline closing on Monday, Aug. 12, three incumbents and one newcomer already have filed their candidacy papers for the Oct. 1 municipal election.

The election is for Skagway mayor, two seats on the borough assembly and two seats on the school board. 

Mayor Andrew Cremata, Assemblymember Orion Hanson and school board member Jaime Bricker are all seeking re-election. Samuel Bass is seeking a spot on the borough assembly.

Assemblymember Tim Cochran had not yet filed or announced plans by Aug. 7 for re-election to his borough assembly seat. Alana Lawson is choosing not to seek re-election to the school board. 

For mayor, the term is two years and borough assembly positions are three years. With the school board, one seat will be for a three-year term and the other will be for two years. 

Though Skagway held a special mayoral election this year, it was to fill the unexpired term of Monica Carlson, who died in December 2018. Cremata was elected to fill the remaining time of Carlson’s term to October.. 

Candidates need to file a financial disclosure form along with their declaration of candidacy. The forms, and more information, are available at the borough clerk’s office. Email or call 983-9706.

The deadline to register to vote in the Oct. 1 election is Sept. 1. The state Division of Elections handles registration, but the forms are available at the borough building.