Only one contested race on Oct. 3 municipal election ballot
September 6, 2023
Voters will choose two borough assembly members, a school board member and a port commissioner in the Oct. 3 municipal election — but only one of the four seats is contested.
There are two candidates for the one school board seat on the ballot.
John DeRuyter, a clinical psychologist, is running for a three-year term on the school board. Incumbent Esther Aaltséen Reese, tribal administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, is seeking reelection to the board. She was elected to a one-year term last year.
DeRuyter is a self-employed clinical psychologist; he operates Hope Counselin...