THE KEY FIRST NATION — Receiving four votes more than the incumbent chief, Clinton (Icecream) Key was elected chief of The Key First Nation at an election held June 12.
According to the information posted on The Key First Nation website by Drew Shaw, the electoral officer, Key received 147 votes, while Clarence Papequash, the incumbent, obtained 143 votes.
The other three nominees for chief were: Shannon Brass, who polled 135 votes; Jay-Cee Brass, 87, and Glenda (O’Soup) Brass, 15.
A total of 532 ballots were cast in the election for chief, while five were either spoiled or rejected.
Only one member of the newly-elected council, David Daryl Cote, is an incumbent, according to the posted information.
Cote topped the polls in the contest for councillor, which had a total of 21 nominees. He received 201 votes.
Also elected were: Kimberly Keshane with 176 votes; Sidney Keshane, 166; Fernie O’Soup, 144, and Solomon (Brass) Reece, 138.
Unsuccessful candidates for councilor were: Bob M. Brass with 85 votes; Derrick Brian Brass, 27; Kenneth Brass, 98; Elenore Brass-Brazeau, 85; Ivan A. (Oscar) Chartrand, 91; Ricky Crane, 125; incumbent Gilda Dokuchie, 128; Richard W. Hoard, 59; Dustin D. Keshane, 68; Nolan Wayne Keshane, 106; Ivy O’Soup, 112; Percy O’Soup, 124; Esther Papequash, 99; Glenn Marcel Papequash, 89; Shanna Papequash, 131, and George Smith, 135.
Of the 532 persons who cast ballots for councillor, nine were considered spoiled or rejected.