Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Tribal Council election draws 174 voters, some turnover

The candidates for Tribal Council took audience questions last Sunday (11-2-14). The event was organized to encourage voting. (Mike Hicks/KCAW photo)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.

Tues, Nov. 11: Tribal Council Election

Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)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.

Baines: STA must expand services

Michael Baines is seeking a second term as Tribal Chairman. KCAW photo/Rachel WaldholzMichael 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.

Brown: Communication is key

Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on tribal council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

STA Candidate Statement: Bob Sam

Bob Sam is running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. He first served in the mid-90s. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

Feldpausch: Tight policies ensure quality service for Tribal citizens

Lillian Feldpausch says Sitka must learn to live within its means. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)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.

STA Candidate Statement: Rachel Moreno

Rachel Moreno was first elected in 2008 and is running for her fourth term (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

STA Candidate Statement: Wilbur Brown

Wilbur Brown is running for his second term on tribal council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

For Moreno, tourism lets tribal citizens tell their own story

Rachel Moreno was first elected in 2008 and is running for her fourth term (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

Kreiss-Tomkins reelected by wide margin

Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins celebrates with campaign manager Berett Wilber. Kreiss-Tomkins beat back a challenge from Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson in state House District 35. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)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.