Two advocates for reducing Chugach Electric Association's reliance on natural gas, Antony Scott and Harry Crawford, were rejected by a nominating committee. They say they'll run by petition instead.
Why have a nominating committee for an elected position at all? I'm on the Homer Electric board, and all our candidates must gather signatures for each election, including incumbent candidates. Gatekeepers are unnecessary.
The Chugach Board of Directors has scheduled a special board meeting that will be held in open session on March 10 at 5pm to obtain additional information from the independent Nominating Committee regarding its recent decision to not advance three candidates for the upcoming election.