With two days until the deadline, only two Unalaskans have filed to run for local office in October.
City Councilor Dave Gregory is running for reelection on City Council seat D, while Darin Nicholson has declared his candidacy for City Council seat C, currently held by Roger Rowland.
That leaves the ballot blank for three posts: one on the council, currently held by Mayor Frank Kelty (seat A); and two on the school board, held by Kelty (seat C) and Denise Rankin (seat D).
Prospective candidates must file to run at City Hall by Monday, Aug. 19.
Unalaska’s election is Oct. 1.
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- Alaska state lawmakers say they're looking forward to learning what Dunleavy’s plans are for the budget.
- The Coast Guard is working with Sitka Mountain Rescue and Juneau Mountain Rescue to retrieve a hiker stranded overnight on Mount Roberts.
- With this grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the institute says it’s about 70% to its goal for this project.
- “We will remain an accredited university. Period. End of report," says University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen.