Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Ask the Assembly candidates

fea_rewiringWe're re-wiring the air room to accommodate five candidates for Sitka Assembly. Tonight, you can ask them your questions.

Peavey wants to see change in city’s direction

fea_peaveyDallas Peavey might best be known in Sitka for running the local softball association. Now, he’s hoping to be a team player with another group in town: the Sitka Assembly. This is the fourth of five profiles on the candidates for Assembly.

Swanson says he wants tighter rein on spending

fea_swansonAaron Swanson wants the City of Sitka to cut back on its spending. The 30-year-old resident is one of five people running for Sitka Assembly in this October’s municipal election. He says he had been thinking about running for at least a year.

Assembly candidates tested at Chamber forum

AssemCand_smCandidates for Sitka assembly had their first test in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon (9-12-12) during a forum before the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. The five candidates made brief introductory remarks, and then answered a prepared list of questions from the Chamber, before fielding written questions from the audience. The entire forum -- sorted by question -- can be found at this link.

Hackett wants citizen involvement in major issues

Hackett_smVoters supporting Phyllis Hackett for assembly in this October’s municipal election have this to be thankful for: They won’t have to remember how to spell her name. The one-term incumbent didn’t re-file for her seat last year, but had second thoughts and opted to run as a write-in candidate – and won a partial one-year term. Hackett is one of five candidates hoping to fill three vacancies on the Sitka assembly.

Putz on green advocacy and strategic thinking

Michelle Putz Sitka Assembly candidate headshotMichelle Putz is hoping two’s a charm. Putz is one of five candidates vying for three open assembly seats in this October’s municipal election, but she’s the only candidate – other than the incumbents -- to have run before.

Hunter wants to have say in Sitka’s long-term future

fea_hunterFive people are running for the Sitka Assembly on Oct. 2. Voters will elect three of them, for two three-year terms, and one one-year term. This week, KCAW is profiling the Assembly candidates, beginning with Matt Hunter.

Christianson sees himself as a mayoral centrist

christianson feaBetween now and Oct. 2, Raven News will profile the candidates for municipal office. Today’s profile focuses on Thor Christianson, who has been on the Assembly since 2010. He also served from 1998 until 2004.

McConnell says she’ll bring diverse voices to the table

fea_mcconnellBetween now and Oct. 2, Raven News will profile the candidates for municipal office. Today's profile focuses on Mim McConnell. All three candidates will appear live on Raven Radio the evening of Sept. 18, to answer your questions.

Westover hopes for second term as mayor

fea_westoverFrom now until Oct. 2, Raven News will profile the candidates for municipal office. This week, we focus on the three people running for mayor, beginning today with the incumbent, Cheryl Westover.