Today, Oct. 4, is the Nome Municipal Election, where voters will decide between seven candidates to represent them on six open seats. Only one position on the ballot has two people running for the same seat.
Competing for Common Council seat E are Derek McLarty and Cameron Piscoya. This seat is currently held by Jerald Brown, who has been on the council for 17 years, but he did not file for re-election.
The other Common Council seat up for election this year is Mark Johnson’s seat. Johnson is the only candidate filed to run for that position.
McLarty is the only person on the ballot for Utility Board seat B. The other Utility Board position is held by Larry Pederson. He is running unopposed for that seat.
For the School Board, Darlene Trigg and Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone are the sole candidates running for the two open seats. Incumbent Barb Amarok decided not to file for re-election for Seat E.
This year, local residents will also decide who represents them on the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation board. Nome’s representative is currently J.T. Sherman. His opponent is Derek McLarty.
For more information on the candidates and why they’re running, visit the Nome Nugget website.
Registered Nome voters can cast their ballots at Old St. Joe’s from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 4. The unofficial results will be available shortly after the votes are tallied later in the evening.
Image at top: Municipal elections in Nome take place at Old St. Joe’s in October. Photo from KNOM file.