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Four newcomers win KIC Tribal Council seats

Ketchikan Indian Community had its annual Tribal Council election on Monday. In an email sent to KRBD on Thursday, the tribe announced the unofficial results of that election.

Four seats were open on the Council, but only two incumbents sought re-election. Neither was successful.

According to the unofficial results, Richard Jackson, John Morris Jr., Joseph Reeves and Carrie James were the top four candidates.

Incumbent Rob Sanderson was on the ballot. Andre Lecornu did not file for re-election, but ran unsuccessfully as a write-in. The other incumbents who did not run for re-election were Donna Frank and Delores Churchill.

Richard Jackson had the most votes of any candidate on the ballot. He led an unsuccessful campaign last summer to recall almost all the members of the Tribal Council. The recall petition, which eventually was rejected, claimed that the Council violated the tribe’s Constitution by temporarily appointing the Tribal Council president as the KIC administrator.

According to KIC, 295 tribal members voted in this year’s election. The election results won’t be official until the Tribal Council certifies the results in a meeting scheduled for Monday evening. The Council also will choose new officers during that meeting.

Below is a list of complete unofficial election results, provided by KIC.

Tribal Council:

On the ballot:

Richard Jackson        180 Votes

John Morris, Jr.        159 Votes

Joseph Reeves         149 Votes

Carrie James            127 Votes

David Jensen           113 Votes

Rob Sanderson, Jr.   95 Votes

Cheryl Haven           84 Votes

Kenneth Truitt          80 Votes

William Bird              64 Votes

Elroy Edenshaw        52 Votes

 

Write-ins:
Andre “Skip” LeCornu        12 Votes

John Sanders                     4 Votes

Verna Hudson                    2 Votes

Advisory Health Board:

On the ballot:

Cecelia Johnson        307 Votes

Martha Johnson        246 Votes

Delma Inman           160 Votes

 

Write-ins:

Andre LeCornu         31 Votes

Ken Truitt                8 Votes

Cynthia Llanos         8 Votes

Holly Churchill Burns  6 Votes

Cheryl Haven           3 Votes

Carrie James            3 Votes

Rob Sanderson         3 Votes

Ruschelle Hull           3 Votes

Bonnie Newman       1 Vote

Steven H. Dilts         1 Vote

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