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Newcomers, Brian Porter win Swinomish Senate seats

Greg Edwards and Bruce James have always been close.

It was fitting, then, that the former La Conner High teammates would see their race for a Swinomish Tribal Senate seat decided by a razor thin margin.

Edwards edged James 151-146 in balloting Saturday at the Swinomish Tribal Community Social Services.

Edwards and James were vying to succeed three-term incumbent Kevin Paul, who had placed third in the tribe’s January primary election.

As one would expect, the Edwards-James race was strictly a positive campaign, including their post-election comments.

After votes were tallied, James immediatel...


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