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Red Lake Tribal Elections 2018: Unofficially, Nelson wins in Ponemah, all other races result in run offs

RED LAKE – Unofficially, Incumbent Gary Nelson defeated Chele D. Kalstabakken in the Ponemah Representative race and he was elected to another 4-year term off office.

In the Chairman's race Floyd "Buck" Jourdain came out on top with 1394 votes or 45.64% and Darrell Seki Sr. 1216 or 39.99%. They will be in a run-off election in July.

The Secretary's race had Darwin Sumner receiving 785 votes or 26.06% and Sam Strong receiving 677 votes or 22.46%, They will be in a run-off election.

In the Treasurer's race incumbent Annette Johnson received 1322 votes or 43.85% and Chad Prentice had 813 votes or 26.97%. They will be in a run-off election.

The Red Lake Representative seat had Donald Good Sr. with 243 votes and David Desjarlait receiving 186 votes; they will also be in a run-off election.

in the Redby District Representative seat it was incumbent Julius Thunder receiving 243 votes, while Thomas Westbrook came in second with 125 votes. They will be in a run-off election.

In Little Rock, Michelle Cobenais received the most votes with 212, followed by William Green with 145; they will also be in a run-off election.

In the second Little Rock seat Adrian Beaulieu received the most votes 257 or 50.47%, followed by Robert Reynolds with 138 votes or 20.06% . With the information received it was unclear if Beaulieu won outright or if there will be a run-off election for this seat.

REMAINING TIMELINE:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – ELECTION DAY, Polls open 8:00 am – 8:00 p.m., Absentee ballots are due by 8:00 pm.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Posting of the certified election results

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Deadline for contesting the election

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Deadline for the General Election to rule on requests for election contests (if any)

Monday, July 16, 2018 – If the election is uncontested, the run-off election must be held before this date

Thursday, July 26, 2018 – If the election was contested, the run-off election must be held before this date

 

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