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SITKA, ALASKA

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Westover was sworn into office during last night’s regular meeting of the Sitka Assembly. The move ends one of the closest elections in Sitka history. She won by two votes over John Stein.

 

Westover’s move to the mayor’s seat means her term on the Assembly is left vacant. It expires in 2012.

 

Assembly members decided last night to give those interested in being appointed to the seat until Nov. 3 at noon to file a letter of interest with Municipal Clerk Colleen Ingman.

 

A group of people asked the Assembly to appoint someone from among the candidates who lost the Oct. 5 municipal election. Sitka resident Robert Thom spoke against that idea, saying voters rejected those candidates on election night.

 

The Assembly could make a decision at its next regular meeting, on Nov. 9.

 

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