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Dillingham announces City Council and School Board candidates

Brian Venua/KDLG

The Dillingham City Council has one seat up for grabs, and the School Board has two. All seats are three year terms. The municipal election is October 6.

Local elections in Bristol Bay are a month away, and the City of Dillingham has announced the candidates running for City Council and School Board. Aksel Buholm and incumbent Kaleb Westfall will square off for City Council seat C. Buholm previously held the seat until he resigned last December. (His last meeting was in February.) He was elected to the council in 2017. The council appointed Westfall to the seat after Buholm left. Incumbent Curt Armstrong is running unopposed for seat D.

Westfall is also running for School Board seat B against Karl Clark. Jenny Bennis is running unopposed for seat C.

All city council and school board seats are three year terms. 

The municipal election is October 6. Absentee, in person voting will be by appointment only due to COVID-19. Applications for absentee voting by mail must be postmarked by September 26. You can request an absentee ballot from the city here.

Editor's note: This article originally stated that Aksel Buholm resigned earlier this year. He resigned December 5, 2019, and his last meeting was in February of 2020.

Contact the author at or 907-842-2200