PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four of the five Tribal
Council members from the Prairie Island Indian Community were reelected Friday
to a second two-year term. The Tribal Council is the governing body of the
more than 500-member Prairie Island Indian Community.
President Audrey Kohnen, Vice President Noah White Jr., Secretary Darrell
Campbell and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Lu Taylor will remain on the
Council. Doreen Hagen will replace Ron Johnson, who chose not run for a
second term. The new Tribal Council will be sworn in and select officers on
"We're honored that the people have asked us to continue serving the
Community," said Audrey Kohnen. "We have important work to continue,
including addressing the serious and ongoing health and safety threat we face
from NSP's nuclear power plant and nuclear waste storage site."
The election was held Nov. 12. Voter turnout was strong with nearly 85
percent of the 283 eligible voters casting ballots; the names of 12 candidates
appeared on the ballot.
Tribal Council Candidates Votes
Audrey Kohnen 125
Noah White Jr. 121
Darrell Campbell 121
Doreen Hagen 108
Lu Taylor 107
The Prairie Island Indian Community is a federally recognized sovereign
Indian nation, located in southeastern Minnesota.
SOURCE Prairie Island Indian Community