Batchewana First Nation election resultsWednesday, February 06, 2013 by: Darren Taylor
Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers won re-election in an extremely close Band Council election race, defeating challenger Karen Bird by a mere six votes (436 to 430) in elections held Tuesday.
SooToday.com was informed of the election results by Batchewana First Nation Wednesday morning.
39 candidates ran to fill eight Band Council seats.
Winning re-election for Band Councillor were Gary Roach Jr., Harvey Bell, Peter Sewell and Vernon Syrette.
Other winners of Band Councillor seats are SooToday.com editorialist Joseph Corbiere, Stacy Tijerina, Lynn Tegosh and Claude Paquin.
Three of the four new Councillors, Corbiere, Tijerina and Tegosh, are lawyers.
The term of office for Chief Sayers and Band Councillors commences today, for a two-year term.