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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.

KUCB Staff

With workloads increasing at Unalaska's landfill and powerhouse, the city is on track to add three full-time positions at the Department of Public Utilities.

Director Dan Winters asked the City Council on Tuesday to boost the department's budget by $434,598 this fiscal year.

That money would fund a solid waste operator at the landfill, as well as a power plant operator and an electrical engineer technician at the powerhouse.

Annie Ropeik/KUCB

The completion dates for Unalaska's dock renovation are being pushed back one month.

On Tuesday, City Manager Thomas E. Thomas announced the city has granted an extension request from Turnagain Marine Construction, the contractor hired to replace two aging docks at the Unalaska Marine Center.

Thomas said the company needs more time replace the guardrail and remove boulders and creosote timbers unearthed during construction.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

The City Council is praising police and school officials for their handling of a July incident that recently came to light, during which two Unalaska teenagers allegedly threatened another teen with a handgun.

On Tuesday, Councilor Dennis Robinson commended both groups for their "exceptional" work.