Meet The Colorful Mayor of Homer, Alaska


November 21, 2020

Mayor Castner and the Homer City Council

Publisher's Note: In a new series, the Roseau Times-Region will interview civic leaders from around the country.

Mayor Ken Castner, who originally hails from Portland, Maine, should be noted for returning phone calls.

"We moved here in May '73," he said, adding that he might have been a character even back then.

"Yeah, the people that were running the city would roll over in their graves if they knew I was mayor."

He wouldn't describe himself as a hell-raiser back then.

"I was a guy who grew up in the Sixties. I'm 68 now," said Mayor Castner.

How's the city doing?

"We're doing okay. We don...

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