Get Ready to Vote | Recapping GOTNV Candidate Forums and Ballot Measure 1 Discussion

The 2018 midterm elections are Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 and will feature hundreds of congressional, state and local races across the country. Throughout this election season, Sealaska collaborated with the Get Out The Native Vote (GOTNV) Southeast Alaska Partners to enhance candidate engagement and voter education.


Sealaska along with Tlingit & Haida, Goldbelt, Inc., Huna Totem Corporation, Kootznoowoo, Inc., The League of Women Voters, Sacred Grounds Café, the Juneau Radio Center, Sealaska Heritage Institute, SEARHC, and Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority conducted several public forums allowing all candidates to share their perspective on the issues.

Sealaska has 23,000 shareholders living across all 50 states, and we know they are going to have varying opinions on any given issue. With respect to advocacy and policy, Alaska Natives from Southeast Alaska have always been collaborative and thoughtful, but willing to take a stand on what’s in the best interest of their people. You see this in the long history of shareholders successfully running for office for decades from both parties. Sealaska respects all shareholder positions and political views and encourages everyone to participate in the mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018.

Watch the GOTNV Southeast Candidate Forum Archives

Ballot Measure 1 held Tuesday, October 9, 2018

  1. Stand for Salmon guest speaker Stephanie Quinn-Davidson
  2. Stand for Alaska guest speaker Kim Reitmeier

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum held Tueday, October 2, 2018

  1. Mark Begich
  2. Mike Dunleavy
  3. Bill Walker (suspended campaign 10.19.18)

District 33, 34, 35 and Q Candidate Forum held Tuesday, September 25, 2018

District 33
Chris Dimond
Sara Hannan

District 34
Jerry Nankervis
Andrea “Andi” Story

District 35
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins
Richard Wein

District Q
Don Etheridge
Jesse Kiehl