Henry “Butch” St. Germaine, Sr. was elected president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council on Tuesday.
St. Germaine will succeed Tom Maulson, who lost a primary election earlier this year. Maulson has been the tribe’s president for 12 years.
St. Germaine, who already sits on the tribal council as a general member, garnered 450 votes, defeating Joseph Wildcat’s 404 votes.
According to a news release, the tribe’s election board will meet to determine how to fill St. Germaine’s general tribal council seat.
St. Germaine could not be reached for comment as of press time.
Mike Allen, Sr. was re-elected vice president. He secured 455 votes compared to Melissa Christensen’s 376 votes.
Four tribal council seats were also up for election on Tuesday. The winners: Jamie Allen with 354 votes, Charles “Chuck” Burgess with 360 votes, John “Goober” Johnson with 408 votes and Frank Mitchell, Sr., with 342 votes.
Tribal council general member Jerome “Brooks” Big John lost re-election.
Winners will be sworn in at the Oct. 13 tribal council meeting.
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