Been Pretty sick the past few days and the weather has been CRAP!!! So no new outside photos.
The Election occurred Tuesday and there were a few Suprises!
"Borrowed" From Our Fabulous Local Radio/TV Station KUCB! http://www.kucb.org/
Peck wins re-election; Schasteen beats Southworth
KUCB News (2009-10-07)
UNALASKA, AK (kucb) - Five hundred forty-one voters cast ballots in yesterday's municipal election for two city council members and a school board member. In the race for city council seat F, Zac Schasteen received more than twice the number of votes than incumbent Skip Southworth. Schasteen had 70 percent of the total with 372 votes. Southworth received 158.
Schasteen said he looks forward to playing a larger role in the community and "more than anything I just appreciate everybody's support. And I look forward to hearing from people when issues come up and even when there aren't really any issues going on. Having public input is so important to me."
Some of Schasteen's goals for the upcoming three-year term include preparing the community for the potential opening of the Northwest Passage and researching potential free trade zones for the region. He also wants to pave more roads.
Four people officially filed to run for city council seat G, two as declared candidates and two as write-ins. Incumbent Dick Peck took 46 percent of the vote with 243 ballots cast in his favor. Don Graves, his official opponent, had 187 votes. The write-in category took only 91 votes total. That was too few to force a hand count of the ballots, so it is unclear how many votes Sean Makarin and Jessica Culp each received.
Peck said he is happy to be serving a second term for the community and is thankful for the support. In the next three years he said he wants to implement the changes put forth in the new strategic plan being developed by HyettPalma.
Hopefully better weather today later....though not right now!!!
"The other thing that we need to do is to take the current consulting report from Northern Economics and come up with solutions to funding the ports and the growth of the ports that we need," he said.
He will also focus on energy conservation and renewable energy options in Unalaska.
Mel.... M............ ran unopposed for school board seat A and received 450 votes. The write-ins received 46, though no one ran an official write-in campaign.
The city still needs to count about 30 absentee ballots on Friday before the results are official, however none of the winners will change.