Prairie Island Indian Community Elects New Tribal Council; Four Current Members Reelected
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 Dec. 12. "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. Final Results 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.
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