Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Sitka 2015 municipal election: Unofficial results

IMG_3736As of 9:30 p.m. today (10-06-15), these are the preliminary results for Sitka's municipal election.

Ballot questions before village voters in Angoon, Kake

The village of Kake is on Keku Strait, 38 air miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. A local contractor starts soon on a Forest Service project tailored for small, local businesses. Photo by Melati Kaye.With the exception of Yakutat, several communities around the region will be casting their own ballots for local leadership.

School board forum brings out competing ideologies

12120140_10153251901289163_1929942020990112308_oSitka’s municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, and for the first time in recent memory, the school board is the race to watch. The five candidates met in a 90-minute election forum on Raven Radio last Thursday night.

Election info here! Where to vote, profiles, forums

votingmap copyTuesday, October 6, is election day in Sitka for assembly and school board. Because of construction work at Harrigan, Precinct 1 voters will cast ballots at Grace Harbor Church on HPR across from SeaMart. Precinct 2 voters at St. Gregory’s on Lincoln Street. If you’re unsure, you can vote at either location using a question ballot. And when you want to find out who's won, tune in Raven Radio for live election returns beginning at 8 PM. Click on the precinct map to make it larger, and if you have any questions about which precinct you are in, or anything about the elections, you can call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811.

Cass Pook and the ‘courageous conversation’ about race

150922_CassPook_woolseyCass Pook says the task she set out for herself 13 years ago is far from over. Pook wants Sitka students -- especially Alaska Natives -- to feel more welcomed and prepared to learn than when she was a student.

Candidate statement: Cass Pook

CassPook_familyMy focus is school climate, welcome environment, and student achievement outside the box of core classes such as vocation and extracurricular activities.

Kat Richards: Advocating for children in Sitka’s schools

Kat Richards (l.) with her husband, Jeff "Ritchie" Richards.Working as a nurse, Kat Richards believes healthcare and education have something in common: advocacy. She’d like to ensure that local schools remain high quality.

Assembly candidate forum: Listen here!

Sitkans vote in the August 19, 2014 Primary Election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)The four candidates for Sitka Assembly met Tuesday night (9-29-15) in a 90-minute forum on KCAW. Listen to the full forum here: Part 1/Part 2.

Candidate statement: Kat Richards

I feel I owe it to my children and the community to become involved in decisions being made for the district. I owe it to myself to step in and accept part ownership for the district.

Hunter seeks re-election, doesn’t want to “borrow from future Sitkans”

IMG_3684-001Matthew Hunter is a lifelong Sitkan. He went to Sitka High, got his masters in teaching at the University of Alaska Southeast, and now teaches math and physics at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Three years ago, he was elected to a seat on the seven member assembly. And this year, he’s hoping to win it again.