Altermott drops out of school board race

A stack of Cordova General Election ballots. (March 2, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

With the March 1 election now less than three weeks away, Cordova School Board member Tammy Altermott has dropped out of the race, leaving four other candidates on the ballot, according to Cordova City Clerk Susan Bourgeois.

Those still in the running include incumbent Barb Jewell, along with contenders Stephanie Rusinski Chris Bolin and Theresa (Terri) Stavig.

The two candidates for a regular three-year term as mayor are David Allison and Wendy A. Ranney.

Incumbent Tom Bailer is the lone candidate for City Council Seat A and Kristin Carpenter is the lone candidate for council Seat F. Kenneth B. Jones and Molly Mulvaney are competing for council Seat G.

Annie Linville is the only candidate on the ballot for two seats to fill on the Cordova Community Medical Center.

Voters will also decide on March 1 on Ballot Proposition 1, for a $2 million low interest loan from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The money would be used to supplement the South Harbor rebuild by replacing the current creosote pilings with steel pilings and installing a waste handling station. The city qualified for the loan because these changes would improve water quality in the harbor basin and surrounding areas.