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Darnell Sam Appointed to Replace George on CBC

Mar 06, 2019

On Tuesday at the Nespelem District Meeting the Colville Tribal membership had the option to appoint Darnell Sam to position #2 replacing Andrea George who was expelled from the Council last month. George was elected to the Council in July, narrowly beating  Sam by a vote tally of 414 to 405.

After a 94-53 vote the at the District meeting, the decision was made to appoint Sam.

According to their press release, the Colville Business Council had the authority to appoint Sam before the district meeting, however, the Nespelem Council members decided to hold a special district meeting to discuss the vacancy.

The district decided to appoint him and not to have a special election.        

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