13 candidates qualify to run in Sitka

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY) - Sitka voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from as they elect a mayor, two assemblymembers and two school board members this year.

    Incumbent Mayor Gary Paxton is being challenged by assemblymember Steven Eisenbeisz.

    Eight people have come forward to run for assembly seats currently held by Dr. Richard Wein and Eisenbeisz.  The list includes Marshall Albertson, Amy Bethune, Diana Dapcevich, Crystal Duncan, Rebecca Himschoot, Leo Jimmy, Steve Lee, and Frederick Olsen, Jr.

    Three candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Sitka School Board, Andrew Hames, Blossom Twitchell and Cass Pook.

    The municipal election is held on October 6.

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