Five hats have been thrown in to the Matanuska Susitna Borough’s ring to replace Borough Assemblyman Jim Colver, who won the state House District 9 election in November and is now in Juneau. The Borough Assembly is expected to choose Colver’s Borough District 6 replacement at a meeting on February 5.
Steve Menard, Robert Doyle, Barbara Doty, Gregg Hanson and Neal Lacey are under consideration. Interviews will be scheduled starting Thursday.
The six remaining Borough Assemblymen could vote on a replacement as early as next week. In the event of a tie, the Borough mayor will cast his vote.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm Wednesday