February 23, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 8

PIA election results released

The Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) held elections on Friday for a board of director chair position and four open board seats.

According to election results, Ronelle Beardslee will serve as the new chairman. This is a one-year term. Beardslee ran uncontested.

Christina Sokamoto, who also ran uncontested, took the one available one-year term as board member. Mary Ann Rainey and Chris Lopez nabbed two of the available two-year terms. Derek Lopez, who was a write-in candidate, took the last available two-year term.

Serving one-year terms on the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Parent Committee are: Savannah Guthrie, Darcy Caples, Mary Lyons, Mary Gudgel, Rufinia Hanson, Guylynn Etcher and Brandi Heppe.

According to Barb King, Assistant Tribal Administrator, no changes are expected with the elections results.

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