Local government news from the KUCB Newsroom.

City Council Seat B: Thomas D. Bell

Sep 14, 2020

My name is Thomas D. Bell and I am running for City Council seat B. I currently serve on City Council in seat B.

In 2001, I moved from Seattle to Unalaska. During my time here, I have worked for the Unalaska City School District, City of Unalaska, been an independent business owner, worked in the shipping industry and currently work as a Longshoreman for the ILWU. I have served as a shop steward while employed at Horizon/Matson and currently serve as a labor representative for ILWU Unit 223.

City Council Seat B: Brenda Baker

Sep 14, 2020

My name is Brenda Baker and I arrived in this beautiful community in 2015 to work for North Port Rentals/Aleutian Freight Services.  I am now proud to call Unalaska my home.

I quickly learned that beyond the breathtaking scenery, the beauty of Unalaska is in the diversity of the people living, working and traveling here. 

City Council Seat E: Dennis Robinson

Sep 14, 2020

My name is Dennis Robinson. 

I was born in Unalaska and have lived here most of my life. Those of you who know me know that I am very opinionated and not afraid to speak my mind. I am outspoken about the things that I believe are right for our community.

Courtesy Rep. Josh Revak

Unalaska is waiting on a free infrastructure report card, courtesy of the U.S. military. 


That report will be compiled by civil affairs officers, including U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. 


Gabbard, a former Democratic presidential candidate, visited the island as part of a team last week in her capacity as an Army Reserve major, for meetings and an assessment of Unalaska's future infrastructure needs.


Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaskans have until Sunday, Sept. 6 to register to vote in the city's fall election.

The ballot features two contested races: one for City Council seat B, between incumbent Thomas Bell and Brenda Baker, and another for school board seat B, between Patrick Shipp and Jolene Longo.