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Updated 8/9/19

With Election Day about two months away, Unalaskans can now file to run for local office.

The candidacy period is open for five seats that'll be on the Oct. 1 ballot.

The three City Council spots are currently held by Roger Rowland (seat C), Dave Gregory (seat D), and Mayor Frank Kelty (seat A). The two school board posts belong to Kelty (seat C) and Denise Rankin (seat D).

As of Friday, Aug. 9, only Gregory had declared his candidacy. He's running for reelection at council seat D. All of the seats come with three-year terms.

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Tuesday's election may have been a big win for Alaska Republicans, but preliminary results show Unalaska went blue.

While most Alaskans supported Mike Dunleavy for governor and Don Young for U.S. Representative, island voters turned out for their respective opponents: Democrat Mark Begich and independent Alyse Galvin, who ran on the Democratic ticket.

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Local election officials say 685 Unalaskans voted in the Nov. 6 general election.

Of that total, 69 absentee ballots and 31 questioned ballots must still be canvassed by the state Division of Elections.

The preliminary results are below.


  • Alyse Galvin: 310 votes (53.6%)
  • Don Young: 267 votes
  • Write-ins: 1


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Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day.

The polls will be open at Unalaska City Hall from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Island voters can see a sample ballot here.


When southwest Alaska voters head to the polls Tuesday, they'll decide who represents them in the state House for the next two years.

Bryce Edgmon has represented District 37 — including the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands — for more than a decade.

Now running for his sixth term, the Dillingham Democrat told KUCB he wants to balance Alaska's budget without cutting existing programs — even if that means changes to Permanent Fund dividends or a broad-based tax.

William Weatherby is trying to unseat Edgmon and earn his first elected office.