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Unalaska voters have ousted half the City Council.

During Tuesday's municipal election, all three council incumbents were defeated easily by their challengers, two of whom are newcomers to local politics.

That includes Councilor-Elect Shari Coleman, who won Seat G. She unseated Rachelle Hatfield with about 56 percent of the vote.

“There are really no words to describe it," she said. "I’ve never been in this position before, and it’s just exciting."

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Voters have ousted all three incumbents on the Unalaska City Council.

Meanwhile, a proposal to raise the local sales tax on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana will be decided by about 70 absentee and questioned ballots.

Check out the preliminary election results below.

We’ll bring you the final results after city official canvass the outstanding ballots on Friday.

CITY COUNCIL SEAT B

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Unalaska has hired a new city clerk.

Marjorie Veeder will take over the clerk’s department on Oct. 16, according to Acting City Manager Erin Reinders.

Veeder has spent the last six years working in the city manager’s office as an administrator.

"Her strong administrative and legal background, in addition to her project management experience, will serve the city well in the clerk’s department," said Reinders in a statement. 

Courtesy of Cherry Tan

On Tuesday, Unalaska voters will decide two seats on the board of education for the Unalaska City School District.  

KUCB’s Laura Kraegel spoke with school board member Cherry Tan, who’s running for reelection unopposed at Seat B.

If she wins, Tan will earn a three year-term.

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