White Earth, Leech Lake primary results announced
On Wednesday morning, the White Earth and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reported the unofficial results of Tuesday's primary election.
In the White Earth primary for secretary-treasurer, incumbent Franklin "Bud" Heisler received 803 votes, 42.92 percent, and Kenneth R. Fox Jr. received 235 votes, 12.56 percent. The other eight candidates divided the remainder of the 3,062 votes cast.
In the contest for District II representative, incumbent Anthony "Tony" Wadena received 209 votes, 29.90 percent, and Terrance "Terry" Tibbetts received 178 votes, 25.46 percent. The other seven candidates divided the remainder of the 699 vote total.
These four candidates will move on to the general election June 13.
Incumbent District I Rep. Irene "Rene" Auginaush received 231 votes, 50.22, percent. Because she received a majority vote, she is automatically re-elected. Eight candidates for District I representative divided 460 total votes.
In the Leech Lake Reservation vote for secretary-treasurer, incumbent Arthur "Archie" LaRose received 872 votes, 45.99 percent, and Burton "Luke" Wilson received 483 votes, 24.41 percent. The other six candidates divided the remainder of the 1,111 votes cast.
For District I committeeman, Robbie M. Howe received 130 votes, 23.42 percent, and James Howard received 99 votes, 17.83 percent. The other eight candidates divided the remainder of the 555 votes cast.
For District II committeeman, incumbent Lyman Losh received 129 votes, 40.95 percent, and Deborah "Debbie" Tibbetts received 57 votes, 18 percent. The other three candidates divided the remainder of the 315 vote total.
These top candidates will run in the June 13 general election.