25 Nominated to Run for Tribal Governing Board
Updated: Apr 13
By Joe Morey
Twenty-five tribal members were nominated at the Nomination Caucus for LCO Tribal Governing Board held on Saturday, April 10th. The candidates now have 3 working days to accept their nominations in writing to the Election Committee, also chosen at the Caucus, and go through a background check for any past election fraud or felony crimes. All remaining candidates put on the ballot by the Election Committee will then run for the Primary Election set for May 8th.
The six persons on the ballot who receive the most votes will advance to the General Election where they will square off for the three open seats on the TGB currently held by incumbents Chairman Louis Taylor, Don Carley and Tweed Shuman.
The 2021 General Election is set for Saturday, June 19th. The three persons elected will serve a four-year term till 2025.
On Saturday, April 10th, nominated for Tribal Governing Board are;
Rebecca St. Germaine
Gary Belille Jr
James Schlender Jr
Ronee Lynn Boswell
Daylene Sharlow Gokey
James Jack Hamilton
Mary Irene Wolf
This is the order they were nominated. Not the order they will appear on the ballot.
Elected to the Election Committee are;
They will serve on the committee with Dave Bisonette, Enrollment Director. The two alternates include Dale Cooper and Patsy Crone.
And in a first, the three observers were chosen by election of tribal members in attendance at the Caucus. Normally the current Tribal Governing Board members up for re-election would appoint persons to observe, but LCO Chairman Louis Taylor thought this process wasn't fair to all the other candidates. The TGB unanimously agreed to change it.
Chosen to be Election Observers were Florence Thayer, Kathy Smith and Doreen Wolfe. The alternate will be Derek Taylor.