Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Hunter: A youthful ‘elder statesman’ seeks mayor’s chair

Whether he wins the mayor's chair or not, Hunter will have served six years on the assembly by the time he wants to take a break in 2018. "It's not always fun, but it is rewarding because you get to help Sitka, be part of the process, and ultimately make our town a better place." (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey) At 34, Matt Hunter has served four years so far in local government -- one as deputy mayor. He says he's got the experience -- and the patience -- to move to the mayor's chair.

Amid affordability challenges, Knox sees silver linings

Kevin Knox is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 4, 2016. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)There are two open seats on the Assembly. And Port and Harbors Commission Chair Kevin Knox is vying for one of them. The lifelong Sitkan got his start in public service through seaplanes and swim coaching, but it’s the cost of living on the land that’s motivating him to run for the first time.

Gray wants to lead Sitka’s schools away from ‘FedEd’

Ed Gray describes the Sitka School District as "the ground zero of FedEd." He asserts that parents should have control over schools. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Ed Gray doesn’t just want to sit on the school board -- he’d like to lead it. The two-time school-board candidate disagrees with the district’s direction and approach to education.

STA fills vacant seats with Gray and Way

The Tribe’s attorney, Alan Bell, swears in Lesa Way and Clara Gray to a two-year term on Tribal Council. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)On Wednesday night (12-16-15), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska filled two vacant seats on the council at its regular meeting. After hearing verbal testimony from four candidates, the council appointed and swore in Clara Gray and Lesa Way to a two-year term.

Tribal Council seeks two new members

20151202_120920The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council swore in two returning members at a meeting Wednesday (12-2-15). But now it’s looking for two more tribal citizens who want to be part of the federally-recognized government body.

Tribal Council to appoint fourth open seat

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska certified the results of its election Wednesday night (11-18-15) but still hasn’t decided who will fill its fourth open seat, which no one ran for.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council elections result


Only 85 tribal citizens — out of 1,900 — voted in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council Election on Tuesday (11-10-15). (Photo by Mike Hicks)

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four … more

Tues, Nov. 10: Tribal Council Election

141111_TribalElection_waldholz-500x403The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding elections for tribal council today (11-10-15). Polls will be open from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.

Miyasato wants more collaboration

IMG_4577Ben Miyasato is one of three candidates for four seats on Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. The current council treasurer is running for his third term. Miyasato wants to ensure education and employment for tribal citizens, as well as more local government collaboration.

Pelican: 2015 official election results

In Pelican, after the canvass committee counted absentee and question ballots, the winners of the municipal election remained the same. The city held it's certification on Monday (10 - 12-15).