James, John win seats in Swinomish Tribal Senate election


February 14, 2024

After having survived last month’s primary by a single vote, Bruce James, Jr. emerged from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community general election on Saturday with a comfortable victory for a five-year Senate term outpolling Myrtle Rivas 167-124.

Rivas had led a three-candidate field with 97 votes in a low turnout bad weather day Jan. 20 primary election. James followed with 84. Three-term incumbent Brian Wilbur, had 83 votes and was eliminated by a lone ballot.

Prior to the primary, James told the Swinomish Qyuuqs publication that his “main goals are to work hard to represent the voices of our...

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