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City Council Seat E Write-In Candidate: Anthony Longo

Sep 29, 2020
Courtesy of Jolene Longo

My name is Anthony Longo. I am running for City Council seat E as a "write-in" candidate against councilman Dennis Robinson. 

I have resided and worked solely in Unalaska since December 2011 and have been a local homeowner since 2012. As a husband, father of three, U.S. Navy veteran, and resident of Unalaska for 8+ years, I understand the unique qualities of living here. Over the years, I have stood by watching as the local council has made decisions that adversely affect our community, without considering the concerns of their constituents.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

More than 30 people gathered outside of Unalaska's courthouse on Saturday evening for a vigil in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer.  

The 87-year-old justice served on the Supreme Court for 27 years. 


School Board Seat B: Jolene Longo

Sep 15, 2020

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania. After graduating high school I joined the navy as a quartermaster before moving to Alaska. My husband and I along with our three children have been residents of Unalaska since 2012. All three of my children are currently students in the Unalaska City School District, two of which are in the elementary school and one is in the middle school. I am running for the School Board seat B because I believe there should be more parent voices being heard. As of now most school board members are not parents of children currently in school.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Updated 9/29/2020 at 2:20 p.m. 

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School Board Seat E: Fernando Barrera

Sep 14, 2020

Dear Unalaska-Dutch Harbor Community:

My name is Fernando Barrera and I am running for Unalaska's School Board seat E.

Growing up in a family of educators instilled in me the significance of education as a basic building block in a young life, like the majority of those in our small community, and on occasion in the not-so-young.

I believe it can be a lifelong endeavor, as early on I witnessed the importance of a daily commitment to education. I found education is not only key to success, but also essential in shaping who we become.