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Swinomish senate election has two contested seats

This fall’s mid-term elections are already on the minds of voters here and around the nation.

For Swinomish Tribal Community members, the 2022 election cycle begins Saturday with two senate races, one involving the 11-member panel’s chairman, Steve Edwards. Ballots will be cast at the tribe’s social services building.

Edwards faces singer-songwriter Katherine Paul, the face of popular band Black Belt Eagle Scout, for senate seat 6. Former senator Joe Williams and Swinomish cultural events director Aurelia Bailey vie for seat 7, held by retiring senate member Leon John.

The winners will be elec...


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