La Conner Weekly News - Your independent hometown award-winning newspaper

Younger challengers win in primary for Swinomish Senate


January 20, 2021

Challengers bested incumbents in Swinomish Tribal Senate primary balloting last Saturday, continuing a trend that has emerged over recent election cycles on the reservation.

Candidates Greg Edwards and Bruce James advanced to the tribal community’s Feb. 13 general election, turning back a bid by incumbent Kevin Paul to retain his seat.

Edwards polled 142 votes in the contest for Senate Seat 4. James ran a strong second with 123 votes.

Paul, a nationally recognized master carver and La Conner Schools staff member, was the choice of 52 voters.

In another race, challenger Tandy “Wolf...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022

Rendered 11/14/2022 08:43