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Municipal Election Results Authenticated, New Councilmen Set To Be Sworn In

Sparks shakes Brown's hand during Spark's last City Council meeting. The former Councilman completed the "handoff" with Adam Martinson who will now hold Seat A on the Council. Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017)

According to City Clerk Bryant Hammond, there were 661 ballots cast in this year’s election after ruling out questioned ballots. All five Councilmen present for the meeting voted in favor of canvassing the election results. Adam Martinson and Doug Johnson will be sworn in as Councilmen during the next regular meeting on Monday at City Hall.

One Martinson on City Council, One Martinson on School Board, Unofficial Election Results Say

Nome's polling place on Municipal Election day. Photo Credit: Gabe Colombo, KNOM (2017)

Unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Nome suggest most incumbents kept their seats, including Nome Mayor Richard Beneville. There were two exceptions: City Council Seat B challenger Doug Johnson, who defeated Louis Green Sr., and School Board Seat D challenger Sandy Martinson, who defeated Panganga Pungowiyi. In Tuesday’s only race with three candidates, Adam Martinson won for City Council Seat A.

For Now, Nome’s Junked Cars to Remain Where They Lay, City Council Decides

A close-up view of two adjacent junked cars in Nome, Alaska

During last night’s City Council meeting, the one piece of unfinished business on the agenda was an ordinance to prohibit storing junk motor vehicles in any zoning district except for the Industrial District. After two separate votes to amend the ordinance, the motion was ultimately tabled until September 25th.