February 16, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 7

PIA board elections to be held on Friday

The Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) will be holding board elections on Friday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

According to Tribal Administrator Will Ware there are four seats open, including three board seats and the position of chairman.

“Usually, there are three seats open, plus the chairman,” Ware said. “This year there is an extra seat available.”

According to Ware, Ronelle Beardslee is running uncontested for the chairman seat. Christina Sokamoto is running for a one-year term seat. Five people are running for three, two-year seats, they include: Mary Anne Rainey, Chris Lopez, Diane Hjort Randolph, Jeanette Ness and Brenda Louise.

Absentee ballots are available at the PIA Administration Office. The absentee ballots must be received by 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

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