Volunteer Lindsey Hammer reviews election rolls on March 1, 2022. File photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/for The Cordova Times

Preliminary results from Tuesday’s city elections are in.  

As each of the six seats were uncontested, those candidates will take those seats. 

The only potential for surprise was Porposition 1, which passed by 156 yes votes to 58 no votes. Proposition 1 is the charter changes for the non-designated council seats and the removal of the 40% threshold for the prevailing mayoral and council candidates. 

Wendy Ranney retained City Council Seat D with 212 votes, and David Zastrow won Council Seat E with 109 votes. 

Peter Hoepfner retained his Cordova School Board seat with 194 votes, and Henk Kruithof retained his seat with 195 votes. 

As for the two Hospital Board seats, Elizabeth Senear held her seat with 206 votes and Diane Ujioka held her seat with 229 votes. 


According to Susan Bourgeois, the city clerk, there were a total of 240 ballots counted – 202 at the polls and 38 cast early.  

In addition to those 240 ballots there was one questioned ballot (a voter whose name was not on the precinct register), five special needs ballots, and seven ballots were sent to be voted and returned by mail. 

 The City Council will certify these results during the Regular Council Meeting on March 20. Absentee ballots voted and returned by mail must be postmarked by March 5 and received at City Hall by March 19 in order to be counted.