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Full slate filed for tribal elective offices


All seven Colville Tribal Business Council members up for election this year are being challenged for their two-year terms.

A total of 29 have filed for the seven seats with the primary election barely four weeks away on May 5.

Both positions in the Nespelem District received four challengers.

In Position 1, incumbent Harvey Moses, Jr., will have four challengers: Jonnie L. Bray; Milton “Jewie” Davis, Jr.; William “Billy” Nicholson II; and Tum-chis-Lii-wit Mylan Williams, Sr.

Incumbent Ricky Gabriel, in Nespelem Position 2, faces off against Larry Holford; Nancy C. Johnson; Rita Seward-Martin and Patrick J. Tonasket.

In the Inchelium District, Doug Seymour, incumbent for Position 1, will face Jim Boyd and David R. Finley. In the Inchelium District Position 2 race, incumbent Michael O. Finley faces Lou Stone. Both will automatically move into the finals.

In the Keller District Position 1 race, incumbent Sylvia Tatshama Peasley will face five challengersd: Jack W. Ferguson, Vern F. Kheel, Joseph L. Somday, Henry Stensgar, and Edie Van Slyke.

In the Omak District Position 1 contest, incumbent Aaron “Scarbo” Marchand faces challengers Nancy “Lynn” Palmanteer-Holder and Darryl W. Peterson.

And in the Omak District Position 2 race, incumbent Ernie A Williams faces a challenge from Shirley K. Charley; Anne F. Marchand; Ben E. Marchand, Jr., and John Sirois.

The top two vote getters in each race move on to the general election on June 16.

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