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Ketchikan Indian Community Election Results


January 17, 2012
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Indian Community members concluded their 2012 Tribal Council and Advisory Health Board election Monday January 16th at 8:00 pm.  Ballots were counted until 1:00am.  Canvassing and certification took place Tuesday morning and finished shortly before 2:00 pm.

Re-elected to the Tribal Council for another two year term were Donna Frank and Rob Sanderson.  New members to the council are Delores Churchill and write-in candidate Andre Lecornu.  Lecornu, as a write-in candidate, receivef the most votes with 184 followed by Donna Frank at 172 votes and Rob Sanderson came in with 162 votes.  Delores Churchill rounded out the vote totals with 125.  All of the candidates elected last night will serve two-year terms.

All three Advisory Health Board candidates on the ballot were elected.  They are Martha Johnson, Cecelia Johnson and Delma Inman.  Martha Johnson and Cecelia Johnson will serve two-year terms and Inman will serve a one-year term.

297 KIC members voted in this year’s election which took place at the Plaza Mall on Monday.  During the election, members were asked their opinion regarding cumulative voting.  By a relative narrow margin, members voted in the informal poll 144-114 in favor of keeping cumulative voting.  Members who didn’t participate in the opinion poll may do so on the 5th floor at Ketchikan Indian Community building for the next couple of weeks.

The swearing in ceremony will take place Monday January 23rd at 5:30 pm in the Tribal Council Chambers.  Members who wish to see the certified results may do so at the Ketchikan Indian Community website:


Election Results (click here) (pdf)



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