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Red Lake Election: Official results, Seki is new chairman

RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians general election board certified results from Wednesday’s election this morning. Floyd “Buck” Jourdain will be stepping down from his 10-year run as chairman. Current treasurer Darrell G. Seki won the election by 623 votes, according to certified results released by the Red Lake tribal secretary's office.

Vote totals for officer and district positions are:


Darrell G. Seki 1907

Floyd “Buck” Jourdain 1284

Kathryn “Jody” Beaulieu 192

Ron Lussier 57


Don Cook Sr. 1023

Sam Strong 911

Judy Roy 906

Jim White 352

Rochelle “Chelle” Kingbird 238


Annette Johnson 1345

Glenda J. Martin 896

Michael Barrett 561

Lee Lussier Jr. 431

Cheryl A. Schoenborn 201

Little Rock Representative

Robert “Charlie” Reynolds 148

Adrian Lee Beaulieu 145

Christopher Jourdain 57

Katherine “Spears” Dudley 53

Ponemah Representative

Gary L. Nelson Sr. 325

Eugene Perkins 103

Clifford C. Hardy 62

Red Lake Representative

Roman “Ducker” Stately 398

Robert “Bob” Smith 161

Robert L. May 155

David F. Desjarlait 127

Donovan M. May 61

Deanna K. Lasley 33

Martin “Mott” Parkhurst 33

Redby Representative

Julius “Toady” Thunder 291

Thomas “Jambi” Westbrook 188

Matt Sayers 92

John W. Dudley 64

Clayton Van Wert 34

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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