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Grand Portage candidates for Tribal Council announced

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

April McCormick, secretary/treasurer of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation Tribal Council today announced the certification of candidates for the upcoming primary election.

Candidates for Committeeperson At Large are Marie Spry, Eric Pehrson, Rick Anderson (incumbent) Ester “Bess” Deschampe, and Rob Hull.

Candidates for Chairperson are Robert “Bobby” Deschampe, Earl Johnson, and Beth Drost (Incumbent).

The Tribal Council also appointed the members of the election board for the 2020 primary and general elections. They are Toby Stevens, chair; Jason Burnett, clerk; Vallen Cook, teller, and Vivian Carlson, alternate.

Because there are more than two candidates for each Tribal Council office, a primary election will be held on March 31. The general election will be June 9.