ELECTION

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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.

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Unalaskans largely followed statewide voting trends in Tuesday's primary, although local turnout was low.

Island Republicans picked former state senator Mike Dunleavy as their gubernatorial candidate with 40 percent of the vote — and longtime incumbent Don Young as their Congressional candidate with 63 percent.

Courtesy of William Weatherby

Republican William Weatherby has earned another chance to challenge Bryce Edgmon, the Democrat who's represented the Aleutian Islands and Bristol Bay in Juneau for the last 12 years.

Weatherby won the Republican nomination for House District 37 on Tuesday, claiming 63 percent of vote to defeat Stan Swetzof in the state's primary election.

Alaska Division of Elections

Election season starts in earnest Tuesday with the state primary.

Beyond picking the nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, and U.S. Representative, voters will decide who challenges incumbent Bryce Edgmon for House District 37.

The district covers a massive swath of southwest Alaska, including the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. Edgmon has represented the area in Juneau for more than a decade.

SHARI COLEMAN, VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR., ALEJANDRO "BONGUL" TUNGUL, AND BERETT WILBER/KUCB

Unalaska's fall election will feature only one contested race.

Released Friday, the final ballot shows two candidates vying for City Council seat G: incumbent Shari Coleman and Vincent Tutiakoff Sr.

Coleman is a compliance supervisor at the UniSea, Inc. seafood plant. Last October, she ousted Rachelle Hatfield, who was appointed when Frank Kelty vacated the spot to become mayor in 2016.

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