Tom Wooten — 311 Votes
Dana Matthews — 303 Votes
COUNCIL MEMBER POSITION 5 & 6
These individuals are running for the following positions:
Position #1 Chairman
- Thomas Wooten
Position #3 Secretary
- Dana Matthews
Position #5 & #6 Council Members (2 positions open)
- David Blackinton
- Shawn Mac Avoy
- Jenna Strand
- Larry Thomas Jr.
Official Notice of Tribal Council Elections to be held June 26, 2016
Message from the 2016 Election Board:
The petition of candidacy forms and any related candidacy statements (including photos) will be collected by Pat Dunn, Eleciton Superintendent by close of business on May 12, 2016. Sarah Boersma and Peggy Waters are the other members of the 2016 Election Board.
Contact information for Election Superintendent:
Pat Dunn – (360)202-6276
Samish Indian Nation is having our 2016 elections contractor, TrueBallot, Inc., send absentee ballots to each eligible voter in the Tribe.
In person voting will take place as usual under the oversight of the Election Board and with the technical assistance of TrueBallot, Inc. at the General Council Meeting to be held:
|Where||Fidalgo Bay Resort|
|4701 Fidalgo Bay Road|
|Anacortes, WA 98221|
|When||June 26, 2016|
|Polling Times||8am to 12pm|
If you woud like to run for Office you must meet the following requirements:
- Be an enrolled member of the Samish Indian Nation
- Be 21 years of age or older on the annual General Council Meeting (June 26, 2016); and
- Have resided in the State of Washington for at least one year immediately preceding the election; and
- Be the only member of the household who is running for office in this election or any subsequent election.
Tribal Council Positions up for election in 2016:
- Position #1: Chairman – 4 year term
- Position #3: Secretary – 4 year term
- Position #5: Council Member – 4 year term
- Position #6: Council Member – 4 year term
On a form to be provided by the Election Board, you must file a petition of candidacy signed by at least ten (10) enrolled members of the Samish Indian Nation who are eligible to vote. Petition of candidacy forms must be received via United States Postal Service no later than close of business on May 12, 2016.
Any candidate who wants to provide a statement for publication in the 2016 Voters Pamphlet should also submit to the Election Board a candidacy statement not to exceed 300 words and an optional photo along with their petition of candidacy.
Samish Indian Nation
PO Box 161
Anacortes, WA 98221
In addition to the downloadable link, you may pick up a Petition of Candidacy Form at the Samish Administration Office.