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Final vote count for PIA is complete


Shelly Pope

Petersburg Indian Association board members were sworn in Monday evening after a final canvas of the election. Barb King swore in (from left) Skip Hallingstad, Jeannette Ness and Melanie Fretz-Hallingstad.

The Petersburg Indian Association met Monday evening for a final election canvas and to swear in new members in attendance.

The final tally for the PIA chair position was 53 votes for Tina Sakamoto and 33 for Mike Sheldon. The board positions go to Jeannette Ness with 75, Melanie Frentz-Hallingstad with 71, Skip Hallingstad with 67 and Carol Martinez and Darnell Wilton come in with 23 and 20 votes.

Sakamoto, Ness and Frentz-Hallingstad are incumbents taking seats with Hallingstad taking a seat as a newcomer.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ron Ware for his service to PIA in all the years he has served as a member of this board,” Board Member Jeannette Ness said. “He has served the community and PIA well and he will be missed.”


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