By Joe Morey News Editor
At their Tuesday, Feb. 19, weekly meeting, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board established the dates for the 2019 election cycle for four seats on the TGB.
The Nominating Caucus is set for Saturday, April 13. Nominations will open at 9:00 a.m. sharp, followed by an election for tribal members to to the Election Committee. Any persons who are nominated have ten business days to accept or decline their nominations.
The Primary Election will take place on Saturday, May 11. The eight persons on the ballot who receive the most votes will advance to the General Election where they will square off for the four open seats on the TGB.
The 2019 General Election is set for Saturday, June 15, with Inauguration of the newly-elected or re-elected council members to take place on Wednesday, July 3.
The four persons elected will serve a four-year term till 2023. Incumbent council members whose seats are up for re-election include Vice Chairman Jason Schlender, Secretary-Treasurer Jason Weaver, Rose Gokee and Joel Valentin.