Reaching out to Grand Portage Tribal Council candidates
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Reaching out to Grand Portage Tribal Council candidates

Voting for representatives on the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Council will take place on Tuesday, June 14. There are three council seats on the ballot—two committeeperson positions and secretary-treasurer.

Running for reelection as Tribal Council secretary-treasurer is April McCormick. Also running for the seat is Joan Johnson. Johnson declined an interview with WTIP.

Incumbent William “Bill” Myers is running for reelection as committeeperson-at-large 1. Challenging Myers is Toby Stephens. Stephens declined an interview for the general election, but her interview during the April primary can still be heard on our website,

There is a vacancy for Committee-person-at-large 2 as long-serving council member John Morrin is not running for reelection. Running to fill his seat is Agatha Armstrong and Rob Hull. Hull, who is the Grand Portage roads and realty manager, declined an interview.

The polling place for Grand Portage is the Old Log Community Building, 58 Upper Road. The polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The Grand Portage Tribal Council consists of a chairman, vice chairman, secretary/treasurer, and two committee members. All positions are four-year terms. The Grand Portage Tribal Council is the governing body of the reservation, which is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The election is being held in accordance with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe constitution.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with the candidates who agreed to interviews. Here’s April McCormick, candidate for Tribal Council secretary-treasurer

Next, Grand Portage Council Committeeperson-at-large candidate, Bill Myers

And next is Agatha Armstrong who is running for the other Committeeperson-at-large seat on the Grand Portage Tribal Council