Swartz, LaFernier earn re-election
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) general election was held Dec. 15, and the unofficial vote tallies are in.
Warren “Chris” Swartz and Susan LaFernier won re-election to the Baraga and L’Anse districts.
Kim Klopstein won the second seat in the Baraga district and Dale Goodreau won the second seat in L’Anse.
Bill Jondreau won the vote for chief judge over the incumbent Bradley Dakota.
The results will not become official until the KBIC Tribal Council certifies the election, according to Election board chairwoman Diana Chaudier.
A recount of the L’Anse district votes was executed on Monday morning due to the close vote totals. Chaudier said the recount results were identical to Saturday’s original counts.
Warren “Chris” Swartz 274
Kim Klopstein 260
Elizabeth Connor 253
Sue Ellen Elmblad 237
Dale Goodreau 309
Susan LaFernier 253
Jean (Halverson) Jokinen 251
Jennifer Misegan 214
Bill Jondreau 300
Bradley Dakota 229