Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Feldpausch says she’s not afraid to say “no”

Lillian Feldpausch says Sitka must learn to live within its means. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Feldpausch is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly. And she says that if she’s elected, she’ll try to ensure that Sitka lives within its means.

Election forum: Candidates for mayor take questions

4-IMG_8248On Wednesday, October 1st, the candidates for mayor convened at KCAW for a lively discussion about the city’s state of affairs and their vision for the Mayor of Sitka.

Candidate statement: Mim McConnell

140930_MimMcConnell_waldholzMim McConnell is one of two candidates running for Mayor of Sitka. My name is Mim McConnell and I am the current Mayor of the City and Borough of Sitka. When we bring people together and build on the assets that we have, we can do a great deal to grow and build an economy that works today and in the future.

Eisenbeisz says Sitkans’ voices must be heard

"I believe every idea deserves its time in the spotlight," says Steven Eisenbeisz. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Steven Eisenbeisz ran for Sitka Assembly last year as a write-in candidate, and he came within 54 votes of a seat at the table. This year, he’s one of five candidates for two open seats. And he says, if elected, Sitkans can count on him to make sure their voices are heard.

Candidate statement: Lillian Feldpausch

140922_LillianFeldpausch_waldholz Lillian Feldpausch is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 7. My husband and I chose Sitka because it is a small, safe, rural community surrounded by incredible beauty that afforded great opportunities for my whole family.

Election forum: School board candidates tackle standards, numbers

140930_Fulton_Conley_kwongSitka School Board candidates Tim Fulton and Tom Conley took listener questions for 90-minutes Tuesday evening (9-30-14). With only two veteran candidates running for two open seats, the discussion focused more on the immediate issues facing the district rather than policy differences.

Election forum: Assembly candidates answer your questions

Candidates for the Sitka Assembly (clockwise): Steven Eisenbeisz, Thor Christianson, Aaron Wamsley, Tristan Guevin, Lillian Feldpausch. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)On Monday, September 30th, four of the five candidates for Sitka Assembly came into our studio to discuss their ideas and positions in the lead-up to the October 7th election. Two seats are available on the assembly.

Guevin says Sitka must think long-term

Tristan Guevin says Sitka needs to ask itself, "How do we want our city to be in ten years, twenty years, and, you know, what’s the road map to get us there?" (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Tristan Guevin isn’t afraid of the word “technocrat” -- in fact, he embraces it. Guevin is one of five candidates running for two open seats on the Sitka Assembly. And he says, if elected, he’d push the city to plan ahead, and think long-term.

Candidate statement: Orion Hughes-Knowles

On October 7th, the citizens of Sitka will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights by selecting a new mayor. There are two choices on the ballot this year; the incumbent Mayor Mim McConnell, and myself, Orion Hughes-Knowles. I am extremely excited to be involved in this election, especially against such a worthy opponent.

Hughes-Knowles brings perspective, choice to mayor’s race

140911_Hughes-Knowles_woolseyHughes-Knowles became interested in running for mayor when he saw an ad in the Daily Sitka Sentinel soliciting candidates for municipal office. in fact, the level of political apathy shocked him. Hughes-Knowles says people like state representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and assembly member Matt Hunter have helped revive his generation’s attention to local politics. But more are needed.