SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Sault Tribe Election Committee has announced unofficial primary results for this year’s tribal board election. The primary election has narrowed the ballot to four candidates running for representative in Unit 1, and two candidates running for Unit 2, Unit 3, and Unit 5 representatives. Unit 4 incumbent, Denise Chase, is running unopposed.
The candidates in bold will be listed on the 2010 tribal ballot. They are listed in alphabetical order with the incumbents’ names in italics. The number of votes is listed in parentheses next to the candidate’s name.
Unit 1 —Wayne Goetz (728), DJ Hoffman (956), Dierdrie J. Malloy (889), Dennis McKelvie (774), Debra-Ann Pine (1,082) and Barbara Smutek (454). There are two open seats in this unit.
Unit 2 — William Baker (137), Lisa Burnside (133), James Kelley (203), Duncan MacArthur (80), Margaret Rounds (69) and Catherine Hollowell (230).There is one open seat in this unit.
Unit 3 — Douglas Goudreau (332), Keith Massaway (765), Wayne Pemble (218). There is one open seat in this unit.
Unit 4 — Denise Chase. This candidate is deemed elected pursuant to Tribal Election Ordinance.
Unit 5 — Joan Carr-Anderson (127), Charles Matson (99), Shirley Petosky (152) and Boyd Synder (126). There is one open seat in this unit.
Any contest regarding the vote count for the primary election must be received by May 24, 2010. Results will be certified and deemed official at the next board of directors meeting or within seven days of all contests being resolved. General election ballots will be mailed to voters on June 3, with the official vote count taking place June 24.
The term of all representatives is four years. Elections for representatives from Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as the chairperson will be held in 2012. These results are the unofficial results of the primary election for Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 representatives.