Category: Election Coverage

STA fills vacant seats with Gray and Way

On Wednesday night (12-16-15), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska filled two vacant seats on the council at its regular meeting. After hearing verbal testimony from four candidates, the council appointed and swore in Clara Gray and Lesa Way to a two-year term.

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Tribal Council seeks two new members

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council swore in two returning members at a meeting Wednesday (12-2-15). But now it’s looking for two more tribal citizens who want to be part of the federally-recognized government body.

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Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council elections result

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council has three firm members for its four open seats, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. The other member, who was to be decided by write-in votes, is still up in the air. Downloadable audio. Ben Miyasato and Lawrence “Woody” Widmark were the top vote-getters in the Tribal Council election, with 64 votes each. Lillian Feldpausch (Feld-pouch) also won a seat, with 54 ballots cast. But, there were four open seats on the council, leaving a write-in candidate the option to become a sitting member  Sitka’s federally-recognized tribal government. Voters wrote...

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