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2019 Election: Candidate Statements

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Each year, KUCB offers local candidates the opportunity to tell voters about themselves, their qualifications, and why they’re running for office. Find their personal statements at the following links:

Statements were submitted by candidates, and have not been edited.

Find out more about mayor and council candidates during our Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 26, at 7 PM. Community members are invited to attend in person, or to tune in over KUCB Radio or Channel 8 TV.  The public is welcome to attend the forum and ask questions of candidates.  

Candidates Forum 2019 Rebroadcast Schedule

KUCB 89.7 FM 

  • School Board Forum: Friday, 9/20 at noon and Saturday, 9/21 at 4 p.m.
  • Mayor/Council Forum: Friday, 9/27 at noon and Saturday, 9/28 at 4 p.m.

Channel 8 TV

  • Both forums will be played back-to-back Friday, 9/27 - Monday 9/30 at 4 PM and 8 PM

 Unalaska's Municipal Election will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1.  Polls will be open 8 AM - 8 PM at Unalaska City Hall.  Contact the Clerk's Office at 581-1251 for special assistance, or details on voting absentee.

Lauren is a longtime resident of Unalaska. She started her time at UCB working in television production for Channel 8 in 2002. Lauren was promoted to station manager in 2006, and enjoys working with an excellent staff and board to provide public radio and television programming to the community of Unalaska.
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