ELECTION

SHARI COLEMAN AND VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR.

Unalaska's only contested race is too close to call after Tuesday's election. 

While preliminary results show City Councilor Shari Coleman holds a nine vote lead over challenger Vincent Tutiakoff Sr., there are still 40 ballots left to count.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder said those absentee and questioned ballots will be canvassed Friday to determine the final outcome. 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The polls have closed, but Unalaska's only contested race is still too close to call.

Check out the preliminary municipial election results below. We'll bring you the final results after city officials canvass the 40 outstanding ballots on Friday.

CITY COUNCIL SEAT F

  • Alejandro "Bong" Tungul: 314 votes
  • Write-ins, blank ballots, and over-and under-voted ballots: 85

CITY COUNCIL SEAT G

COURTESY OF SHARI COLEMAN, VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR., AND ALEJANDRO "BONG" TUNGUL AND BY BERETT WILBER/KUCB

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
Courtesy of 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. 

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