As we reported, voters in Soldotna turned out to the polls yesterday and voted Dr. Nels Anderson over Dave Carey to fill the term of former mayor Peter Micciche. We spoke to Dave Carey this morning following the election…
Carey: “Well I’m very supportive and grateful for everyone who voted, regardless of who they voted for. My real reason issue in getting into the race was that it was an uncontested. I didn’t like the idea of someone running unopposed, and so I just appreciated that everyone got out and voted, certainly appreciate those who voted for me. But I want to say clearly, that Dr. Anderson will be a very good mayor and the race was never against him, it was just the idea that you should have some choice.”
We also asked, what does the future hold for the former City of Soldotna and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor?
Carey: “Well certainly I’m committed to numerous things, I’m president of Friends of the Library, president of Pioneers of Alaska, I’m vice president of the KRSMA board, I’m a trustee for the Elks, chaplain for the Amvets. The major thing that I’m working on right now, I’m meeting with Alan Humphries, Pastor of the Soldotna Church of God, as we’re moving to do many more things with christian prison ministries.”
Carey also said that he will continue with his five-year deaconship program in the catholic church, of which he is half way through.