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Tribal voters choose candidates


Officials returns for the May 5 Colville Business Council primary election show major shifts between the poll votes and absentee ballots, ensuring a race for the current chairman and clearly defining the top two candidates in each of four districts.

Jarrend-Michael Erickson, with 173 total votes, will face Janet (Wak Wak) Nicholson, who garnered 222 for Nespelem Position 1 on the council. Nicholson had led by one vote 51-50 in the polling, with absentees making the difference.

Charlene Bearcub got 168 votes, followed by Anna Vargas with 102 and Joaquim Marchand with 95.

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