Two Advance to August Election for White Earth Chairman
Carol McCarthy | Jun 5, 2019 AT 5:03 am
WHITE EARTH, MN--Two men will face off in August for the White Earth Tribal chairman seat. The field of 15 candidates was whittled down to two top vote-getters in Tuesday's election. Unofficial results from the primary election show Brent David Gish with 29% of the vote (523 votes) followed by Michael Allen Fairbanks with just under 22 percent of the vote or (391 votes). Fairbanks edged out Tara Mason who finished third (384 votes) by seven votes.
The election is held to fill the unexpired four-year term of former Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, who was elected in 2016 and died on March 17 after a lengthy illness.