Palmer Passes Measure Prohibiting Smoking In The Workplace, Public Places

The cities of Palmer and Wasilla had elections on Tuesday. Palmer voters approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in the workplace and in public places, and elected Richard Best and Kenneth Erbey to three year terms on the Palmer city council. 19.6 percent of Palmer registered voters made it to the polls. They approved a ballot proposition eliminating the city magistrate’s court, but turned down a ballot proposition that would have eliminated language in the city charter pertaining to damages claims against the city.

In Wasilla, 16. 2 percent of city voters turned out at the polls. Steven Lovell took 53 percent of the vote for Wasilla city council seat A, defeating Taffina Katkus. A. Clark Buswell the third and Brandon Wall ran unopposed for seats B and F.

Election results are unofficial until certified.