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By Michael Barrett

Red Lake Nation Official Results for 2022 General Election

Strong reelected, Lussier elected as new Treasurer, and Run-Off Election for Chairman between Seki and Jourdain, along with all District Representatives


In the official results of the Red Lake Tribal Elections of May 18, 2022, just 3 votes separated challenger Floyd "Buck" Jourdain and current Chairman Darrell Seki. Jourdain had 1510 votes and Seki 1507. The two will be in a Run-Off Election in July 2022 because there were 3 other candidates.

The Secretary's race saw a very close contest between incumbent Sam Strong and challenger Tim Sumner, with Strong receiving 1731 votes and Sumner 1693. Strong was reelected as Tribal Secretary after a recount was conducted on Thursday.

With just two candidates in the Tribal Treasurer's race, with current Treasurer Annette Johnson not running, Vernelle Lussier was elected over Martina Beaulieu 2355 to 1129.

In all four District Elections, a Run-Off Election will be held in July between the 2 top candidates receiving the most votes. They are: Little Rock: Incumbent Adrian Beaulieu who will face Harlow Spears; Ponemah: Randall Kingbird will face Eugene Standing Cloud; Red Lake: Incumbent Donald Good Sr. will face Robert Lee May; and in Redby: Herman Donnell will face Harold Graves, Jr.



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