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Dillingham's municipal election is on Oct. 4. KDLG is hearing from candidates about why they are running and what they want to focus on in office.

Candidates set for Dillingham's Oct. 4 municipal election

Dillingham's city council meeting on Sept. 8, 2022.
Izzy Ross
Dillingham's city council meeting on Sept. 8, 2022.

Municipal elections will take place across Alaska on Oct. 4. In Dillingham, there are two open city council seats and one open school board seat.

Kim Williams and Steven Carriere are running for seat A on the Dillingham City Council. Chris Napoli currently holds that seat but has not filed for re-election.

Incumbent Michael Bennett and challenger Ronald Johnson are running for seat B. The city council appointed Bennett to that seat in January, after former Council member Bill Rodowalt resigned.

On the school board, Dianna Schollmeier is running against incumbent Heather Savo for seat A.

Write-in candidates can still run in this election, though their names won’t appear on the ballot. They can file a letter of intent at the city clerk’s office through 1 p.m. the day before the election, Oct. 3.

Registered Dillingham residents can vote via absentee ballot in person, by mail or through a personal representative from Sept. 19 through Oct. 3. The city must receive applications to vote by mail by Sept. 24.

Get in touch with the author at or 907-842-2200.

Izzy Ross is the news director at KDLG, the NPR member station in Dillingham. She reports, edits, and hosts stories from around the Bristol Bay region, and collaborates with other radio stations across the state.