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Darrell Seki Sr. seeks reelection as Red Lake Chairman


February 3, 2022

Feb. 2-RED LAKE - Red Lake Tribal Council Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. announced his bid for reelection as chairman on Wednesday, the first day to file for candidacy.

"I have always been a team player on the tribal council and I would love to be given the opportunity to continue to work for you for another four years," Seki wrote in a letter announcing his reelection bid.

Detailing his goals for the Red Lake Nation, Seki highlighted energy independence and renewable energy.

"I have patiently set the foundation in place for Red Lake to be a major producer of renewable energy," he wrote. "Not only will Red Lake be energy independent but the tribe will be a major seller of renewable energy into the electricity grid."

His letter also detailed his campaign adhering to the principles of honesty, fairness, responsibility, respect and integrity with a commitment to honoring their constitution and by-laws.

Seki has served as the council chairman since 2014, this would mark his third term in the position if reelected.

He previously served as the council treasurer starting in 2002 and worked for the Red Lake Nation in various capacities for more than 40 years prior to seeking an elected position.

He also served in the U.S. Army being a Vietnam War veteran.

Filing for all officers - chairman, secretary and treasurer - and one representative from each Red Lake district, including Little Rock, Red Lake, Redby and Ponemah, is open from Feb. 2 to Feb. 16.

Election day is Wednesday, May 18.

Darrell Seki Sr. letter:


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