Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Candidate statement: Bob Potrzuski

Bob Potrzuski is one of four candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)For Sitka to remain strong into the future, we need to take advantage of our gifts: water, the sea, our world-class location and beauty, and our regional medical center. These are the keys to our future. I'll do whatever I can to allow these pieces of the economy to flourish, which in turn, employ our citizens.

Robinson: Conservative-but-upbeat after 3 years on school board

150922_JenniferRobinson_woolsey-001Jennifer Robinson is running for a second term on the Sitka School Board. The freelance graphic designer and mother of two considers herself a little wiser as she contemplates another three years on the board.

Potrzuski wants broad-based taxes and infrastructure support

Bob Potrzuski is one of four candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Bob Potrzuski is a former basketball and softball coach who taught English and Social Studies at Sitka High for over two decades. Now retired, he wants to transition from teaching government to taking an active role.

Candidate statement: Orion Hughes-Knowles

Orion Hughes-Knowles is one of four candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)After learning that the incumbent Mayor was running unopposed, I took it upon myself to address what I saw as the premier threat to the democratic process--apathy. I believed then, as I do now, that I would be an effective, responsible, and accessible member of the Assembly.

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.

STA Candidate Statement: Michael Baines

Michael Baines is seeking a second term as Tribal Chairman. KCAW photo/Rachel WaldholzI know it's been a long election campaign season but I hope all tribal citizens will get out and vote at our Tribal Council election on Nov. 11 at the Community House.

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.