Municipal elections were held throughout Southeast Alaska earlier this week. Here’s a rundown on the unofficial results from communities on Prince of Wales Island.
In Thorne Bay, preliminary results indicate James Gould and Robert Hartwell were elected to serve as city council members in uncontested races for two seats.
In Hydaburg, Jess Dilts and Sandra Peele have apparently won two city council seats. The city will hold run-off elections in the near future to decide the winners of an additional city council seat and a school board seat. Jean Bland and Sam Mooney are in the race for the remaining city council seat, and Dorinda Sanderson and Natasha Peele for the school board seat. Neither position turned up a clear winner with candidates earning less than 40 percent of the vote. Official certification is Monday, and run-off elections will be scheduled for an undetermined date after certification.
In Craig, Hannah Basinet and Don Pierce won the two city council seats, and Amy Marshall and Robert Klaus won the two school board seats. Proposition 1 to remodel the Craig city pool building passed with preliminary counts with 136 yes to 32 no.
In Klawock, Irving Langmaid won a city council seat and Jeff Knickerson won a school board seat. Unofficial results show Michael Cleary winning a second city council seat with 83 votes, but a dozen absentee and questioned ballots could change that with Kimberly Nelson receiving 72 votes. The results will be certified Monday.
On Revilla Island, in Saxman, Joseph Thomas and Woodrow Watson were elected to serve as city council members.
And on Annette Island, Metlakatla has six open seats for city council, and eight candidates registered. They are Patricia “Di” Shearer, William Wilson, Gavin Hudson, Jess Moran, Louie Wagner Jr., Scott Hayward, Byron Hayward and Timothy Williams Jr. Elections there are Nov. 4 to coincide with the general election.