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Most incumbents re-elected in Colville Business Council election


The two incumbents in the Inchelium District lost out in the Colville Business Council general election but all the others came through as tribal election officials finished counting absentee ballots last Thursday.

In Inchelium, Elizabeth “Susie” Allen defeated Allen Hammond, 259-196 for position 2 and Bessie Simpson defeated Stevey Seymour, 233-217.

In the Nespelem races, Andy Joseph, Jr., held on to his seat by defeating Sheila Cleveland, 342-281, and Ricky Gabriel won over former council member Brian Nissen, with the identical tally of the Joseph-Cleveland race, 342-281.

In Omak position 1 race, Richard Tonasket won over Karen Condon, 320-287; and Mel Tonasket won over Cherie Moomaw, 346-259.

In the lone Keller District race, Jack W. Ferguson held on to his position 1 seat by defeating John F. Stensgar, 147-56.

The winning council members will be sworn in July 9.

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