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P.G. S’Klallam chairman Jeromy Sullivan reelected
LITTLE BOSTON — Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe members reelected Chairman Jeromy Sullivan Monday.
They also reelected Kyle Carpenter to the Tribal Council, and elected Lena Tunkara, who ran unopposed for Eugene Purser’s council position.
Sullivan said about 160 members voted, out of around 800 eligible members. Enrolled Tribal members who are 18 years or older are eligible to vote and run for office.
Sullivan’s position on the council is the only full-time position.
Sullivan thanked Matt Ives for running for the chairmanship and providing another voice on Tribal issues.
Tunkara served on the Early Childhood Program Policy Council and on the Housing Board. She ran for council because she wanted to be as involved as possible.
“I was always fascinated and admired the Tribal Council and the work I see them do for the tribe,” she said.
Tunkara joins Carpenter, Chris Tom, Dawn Purser and Jamie Aikman on the council, which is the Tribe’s legislative authority. Council members serve two-year terms.
The council is a six-member legislative branch of the Tribe’s government. All council members serve two-year terms, with three of the six positions up for election every year.