Election Coverage

It’s here: Municipal Election Day 2012

Voters cast ballots at Centennial Hall in 2010.

Today is municipal election day in Sitka, and across much of Alaska. Below, find easy-to-access links to all of our coverage, grouped by ballot race. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Polls — which are all located at Harrigan Centennial Hall — are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

More information on voting today is available through the Municipal Clerk’s website.

MAYOR – 1 seat

On-air forum (Sept. 18)
Thor Christianson: Profile | Statement
Mim McConnell: Profile | Statement
Cheryl Westover: Profile | Statement

ASSEMBLY – 3 seats

On-air forum (Sept. 17)
Chamber of Commerce forum (Sept. 12)
Phyllis Hackett: Profile
Matt Hunter: Profile
Dallas Peavey: Profile
Michelle Putz: Profile | Statement
Aaron Swanson: Profile

SCHOOL BOARD – 2 seats

On-air forum (Sept. 19)
Cass Pook: Profile
Jennifer Robinson: Profile

 Tune in to Raven Radio tonight for live election coverage from Centennial Hall. We’ll come on around 8 p.m. to talk about turnout, and then we’ll be back when numbers start coming in.

Recent News

Gorman: Managing ‘conflicting expectations’ in Sitka

Mark Gorman. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more

Assembly approves Centennial Hall design

An architect's rendering of the renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall (Courtesy of McCool Carlson Green)
The assembly voted 7-0 to approve the architects’ full plan, which includes a new space for the Sitka Historical Museum, larger meeting rooms, and an ambitious overhaul of the building’s exterior, including new landscaping on the hall’s south side. more