Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Tues, Oct. 7: Election Day!

Sitkans vote in the August 19, 2014 Primary Election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sitka voters are choosing a mayor, two assembly members and two school board members. Not sure who you're voting for? We've gathered links to all of our coverage, including full candidate profiles, candidate statements, and audio from our three live, on-air forums.

Conley’s return to school board: ‘I want to be a part of it’

140911_TomConley_woolsey“I’m back.” That’s how NBA legend Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball. A Sitka School Board candidate will take a page from that same book on election day (10-7-14) when voters see the name Tom Conley on the municipal ballot. Despite challenging health circumstances, the 13-year school board veteran is making a comeback to fill one of two open seats.

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.