Tribal Election Board Certifies 2015 Election Results
Jun 12, 2015
Thompson, Jacobs and Roundpoint Successful
AKWESASNE, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board certified the results of the annual tribal elections held on Saturday June 6, 2015. Community members cast ballots for the positions of Tribal Chief, Tribal Sub-Chief and Tribal Clerk for three-year terms.
The official results show former Tribal Sub-Chief Eric Thompson was elected as Tribal Chief.Cheryl Jacobs was elected as Tribal Sub-Chief. Betty Roundpoint was the successful candidate for Tribal Clerk.
Tracey Sunday-Cook, Eric Thompson, Peter John Burns III and Gloria Herne were all on the ballot for Tribal Chief. A total of 1,056 votes were cast, with Thompson receiving a total of 454 votes. Peter J. Burns III received 356 votes, Gloria Herne received 228 votes and Tracy Sunday Cook garnered 7 votes.Write-in and spoiled/void ballots totaled 11.
Four candidates vied for the Tribal Sub-Chief position.Cheryl Jacobs received 396 votes to win the seat.Randi Barreiro had 296, Ruth Bell 246 and Margaret Ransom 84.Numerous individuals received 21 votes as write-in candidates. Twelve ballots were void or spoiled.A total of 1,055 ballots were cast for Sub-Chief.
Betty Roundpoint beat out two-term Tribal Clerk Corleen Jackson-Jacco.Roundpoint had 570 votes to Jacco’s 470.Write-in candidates and void/spoiled ballots totaled 15 for a grand total of 1,055 voting for Tribal Clerk.
Thompson, Jacobs and Roundpoint will be sworn into office on Ohiarihkó:wa/July 1, 2015.
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