Friday, October 26, 2007

Another battle between Parker and Lufkins for presidency of Bay Mills Indian Community

Bay Mills primary results

Parker leads bid to retain Bay Mills president post

BAY MILLS - Yet another horse-race between Jeff Parker and John Lufkins over the tribal president's job is in the wind after the pair finished first and second in the Bay Mills Tribe's primary, held Tuesday.

Parker, the incumbent, appeared to hold the advantage with tribal voters as he finished with 199 votes to Lufkins' 140 in a distant second-place finish. The two will face off once again for the tribe's top job in the general election Nov. 7.

In the same president race, Andrew LeBlanc Dr. placed third with 44 votes, followed by three other also-rans, Roberta Lyons, Sherri Schofield and Kurt Perron with a single vote each. Only the top two in the primary qualify for a spot on the general election ballot.

In the run for tribal treasurer, Michael Willis held a comfortable advantage over Dwight “Bucko” Teeple, 171-116 after the primary ballots were counted Tuesday. Clifford “Pete” Shaw placed a strong third with 97 votes and Kalvin Perron, Anthony Teeple and Tim Kinney Jr. brought up the rear with a single vote each.

In the tightest race on Tuesday, Kurt Perron outpolled Greg Parker 117-95 to fill out the general election ballot for secretary. Richard LeBlanc finished just out of the money with 92 votes, followed by three other candidates well down in the count. Jennifer Touchtone collected 48 votes, Simon Jahnke pulled in 34 votes and Robin Teeple had one.

In another crowded race for the final seat on the tribal council, Alexander Easton nosed out Ken Perron 136-114, though both candidates will be on the Nov. 7 ballot for councilperson. Five other candidates did not make the ballot cut for councilperson: Diane Teeple had a strong showing with 74 votes; Robin Bedell was well back and tied with Joshua Parish at 22 votes each and Daniel Teeple polled 16 votes. Angela Johnson had a single vote for the councilperson position.

In the Bay Mills Indian Community's governmental structure, the tribal council is made up of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and councilperson.

In the only other contested race in Tuesday's primary, Corrine Cameron held a comfortable 186-100 advantage over Shelly Deuman for chief tribal judge. Both will face off again in the general election. Eliminated from the race by a slim two votes was Abigail Parish at 98 and Julie Timmer at one.

Three other Bay Mills tribal posts will be decided in the Nov. 7 general election. Terry Carrick and Angela Johnson were the only two candidates for tribal vice-president and face each other next month. Similarly, Paula Carrick faces Ruby Hatfield in the run for appellate judge and three candidates will vie for four available seats on the Bay Mills conservation committee. Dan Tadgerson, Tony LeBlanc and Brian Haskall are all on the ballot for the conservation committee and all are assured a seat on that board.

It was not immediately clear how the fourth available conservation seat will be determined.

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