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Patch returned as CRIT Chairman

After being recalled in April, Dennis Patch has been returned as Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. In a special election held July 7, Patch was the top vote-getter in a field of seven candidates for Tribal Chairman. Tommy Drennan was elected to fill the seat on the Tribal Council that became vacant when Valerie Welsh-Tahbo was recalled in April.

According to unofficial results posted at the Tribal offices, Patch received a plurality, but not a majority, of votes for Chairman. He received 331 votes. This is how the votes shaped up for Patch and the other candidates:


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