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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Tribe Election Committee has released the official candidate list for this year’s tribal board election.

The directors to be elected are as follows:

Unit 1 – two members
Unit 2 – one member
Unit 3 – one member
Unit 4 – one member
Unit 5 – one member

Board members with seats up for election are DJ Hoffman and Dennis McKelvie in Unit 1, Keith Massaway in Unit 3, Shirley Petosky in Unit 5 and, running unopposed, Denise Chase in Unit 4. Long time Board Member Bob LaPoint will not run in Unit 2 and his seat will see six candidates vying for the position.

Primary election day is set for May 20. Primary election ballots will be mailed to tribal members on April 29. A special edition of the Sault Tribe newspaper Win Awenen Nisitotung is planned for May 7 with profiles and photos of all candidates in both print and online editions.

Following the primary election, general election ballots will be mailed to voters on June 3, with the official vote count taking place June 24.

The following candidates for the 2010 primary election are listed in alphabetical order with the incumbents’ names in italics.

Unit 1 — Wayne Goetz, DJ Hoffman, Dierdrie J. Malloy, Dennis McKelvie, Debra-Ann Pine and Barbara Smutek
Unit 2 — William Baker, Lisa Burnside, James Kelley, Duncan MacArthur, Margaret Rounds and Catherine Tolan-Hollowell
Unit 3 — Douglas Goudreau, Keith Massaway, Wayne Pemble
Unit 4 — Denise Chase
Unit 5 — Joan Carr-Anderson, Charles Matson, Shirley Petosky and Boyd Synder

The term of all board members will be four years. Elections for board members from Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as the Chairperson will be held in 2012.

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