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Bethel City Council election gets first write-in candidate

Bethel City Council chose not to protest the AC Liquor Store, and introduced new restrictions on purchasing and consuming alcohol.
Christine Trudeau

Henry S. Batchelor Jr. has been certified as a write-in candidate for the Bethel City Council election.

Since Batchelor Jr. is a write-in candidate, his name will not appear on the ballot. However, after getting certified by the Bethel City Clerk, he’s now eligible to receive votes cast in his favor.

Because there are four open seats and only three candidates on the ballot, a write-in candidate will win the fourth seat. Batchelor Jr. is the first certified write-in candidate.

The other three candidates running are incumbent Rose “Sugar” Henderson and newcomers Patrick Snow and Sophie Swope. All three of them will be on the ballot.

The deadline to register as a write-in candidate is Sept. 29.

Will McCarthy is a temporary news reporter at KYUK. Previously, he worked as a furniture mover, producer, and freelance journalist. Will's written for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Texas Monthly. He holds a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.