The Sitka Tribal Council will see some turnover if the unofficial results of Tuesday’s (11-11-14) election hold up. Even fewer voters than usual, 174, turned out to decide who will control Sitka’s federally-recognized tribal government.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding its Tribal Council election today, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Tribal citizens can vote at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Michael Baines has served on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council for nearly a decade: seven years as a council member and the last two as Tribal Chairman. Baines is now running for a second term as chair, and he says, if elected, he’d work to expand services.
Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on the Tribal Council. Born in Kake, Brown has worked in a variety of fields throughout the region and state.
Bob Sam is one of five candidates running for four seats on tribal council, along with Rachel Moreno, Lillian Feldpausch, Michael Miller, and Wilbur Brown.
Lillian Feldpausch wants to see a tight ship at the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. She believes that if the organization stands by its policies and procedures, better quality service will result for tribal citizens. Feldpausch is running for her second two-year term on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Council.
Rachel Moreno is one of five candidates running for four seats on tribal council, along with Bob Sam, Lillian Feldpausch, Michael Miller, and Wilbur Brown.
Wilbur Brown is one of five candidates running for four seats on tribal council, along with Bob Sam, Lillian Feldpausch, Michael Miller, and Rachel Moreno.
Three-term incumbent Rachel Moreno is hoping Sitka tribal citizens give her a fourth opportunity to serve on the Tribal Council, in elections planned for next Tuesday, November 11th.
Sitka Democrat Kreiss-Tomkins beat Republican Steven Samuelson of Petersburg, 60-percent to 40-percent, in the race for State House District 35. It was a far cry from his first race, in 2012, which he won by 32 votes.