Local government news from the KUCB Newsroom.


Each year, KUCB offers local candidates the opportunity to tell voters about themselves, their qualifications, and why they are running for office.  This year you'll see four names on the ballot for School Board and City Council.  Personal statements from the candidates can be found by following the links below:

School Board Seat A: Carlos Tayag

Sep 22, 2018
Zoe Sobel

Carlos Tayag has been a resident and active community member in Unalaska since October of 2013. Tayag moved to Unalaska from his hometown of Des Moines, Washington to continue his career in parks and recreation with the City of Unalaska’s Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation, where he currently works as the Teen and Leisure Program Coordinator for the department. Tayag also serves locally on the board of directors for Unalaska Community Broadcasting and Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV).

City Council Seat G: Shari Coleman

Sep 22, 2018
Shari Coleman

I started working in Alaska in 1994, and moved to Unalaska in 1996.  As a native Texan, I had always wanted to live in Alaska, with its truly wide open spaces.  Unalaska quickly became home in my heart, even though the initial plan was for two years.  I came for the land, but stayed because of the people. 

City Council Seat F: Alejandro "Bong" Tungul

Sep 22, 2018

Hello, My name is Alejandro “Bong” Tungul. I have spent 39 of my 58 years of life as a resident of Unalaska. I am happily married to Rita Cunanan Tungul with 4 children born and raised in Alaska. Jason Tungul is my only son and the first born, followed by three beautiful daughters: Felicia, Claudine and Alleri. I am an active and responsible family man who is very much involved in my children’s school functions and extracurricular activities.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Absentee voting starts Wednesday for Unalaska's municipal election.

On Oct. 2, voters will decide two seats on the City Council and one spot on the school board.

In the race for council seat G, incumbent Shari Coleman is vying for reelection against Vincent Tutiakoff Sr.

Meanwhile, both Alejandro "Bong" Tungul and Carlos Tayag are running unopposed — Tungul for council seat F, and Tayag for school board seat A.