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Tribal vote this Saturday


Last updated 4/29/2015 at 12:32pm

Colville tribal members will go to the polls Saturday, May 2, to shape the June 13 general election for seven seats on the business council

The Colville Business Council is made up of 14 members, seven elected each year.

The two seats on the Nespelem District are the most crowded for those running for council seat.

In Position 1, Ricky Gabriel, the incumbent, is being challenged by five people: Jon Batten, Marietta Grunlose, Deb Louie, Harvey Moses Jr. and Brian J. Nissen.

In the Position 2 Nespelem race, three are challenging incumbent Andy Joseph Jr. They are Sheilah Cleveland, Zekkethal Vargas-Thomas and Charlene Bearcub.

In the Keller District, Connie Davisson and John Stensgar are challenging incumbent Jack Ferguson.

In the Inchelium District, Bessie Nugent is challenging incumbent Stevey Seymour for Position 1, and three people are challenging incumbent Allen Hammond for Position 2. They are Brian S. Seymour, Doug Seymour and Elizabeth (Susie) Allen.

In the Omak District, incumbent Richard Tonasket in Position 1, is being challenged by Kimberly M. Belgrade, Shirley K. Charley and Karen Condon. Challenging incumbent Mel Tonasket for Position 2 are Mandy Carson and Cherie Moomaw.

The top two vote getters will move on to the general election, June 13.


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