Election Coverage

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listenvote_lgSitka’s municipal election is Oct. 1.

Raven Radio will host live on-air forums with the candidates for municipal office this week.

Sitka School Board – Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:35 p.m.
Candidates: Stephen Courtright and Lon Garrison

Sitka Assembly - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:35 p.m.
Candidates: Steven Eisenbeisz, Ben Miyasato and Aaron Swanson

Here are three ways to ask them a question:

1. By e-mail, to news@kcaw.org, now or during the show.
2. Through a comment, which you can leave at the bottom of this story, now or during the show.
3. On the air, by calling in during the program. We’ll give out the number once we’re on the air.

Please let us know which group you’re asking (Assembly or School Board).

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