Twenty candidates in Skidegate election

  • Wed Feb 5th, 2014 5:00pm
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A total of 20 people are seeking positions on the Skidegate Band Council, following a nomination process that started Jan. 29. The final list includes two candidates for chief councillor, and 18 for the seven council positions. The two candidates for chief councillor are Robert Mills and William Yovanovich. Mr. Mills is a former chief councillor who resigned in November 2012, and Mr. Yovanovich is currently a council member. The Skidegate Band Council has been operating without a chief councillor since Mr. Mills’s resignation, in order to save the cost of holding a by-election and also save money that could be re-directed towards programs. Robert Williams, the deputy chief, has been acting as spokesperson. The 18 candidates for council are: Duane Alsop, Conrad Collinson, James Cowpar, David Crosby, Nelson Cross, Lyndale George, Shelley Gladstone, Roy S. Jones, George Martynuik, Michelle McDonald, James McGuire, Garner Moody, Edward Paul Pearson, Raven Rorick, Edward Russ, Godfrey Williams, Robert (Bobby) Williams, and Willard Wilson. Five of the candidates are current council members – Mr. Alsop, Mr. Cowpar, Ms George, Godfrey Williams and Robert Williams. The election will be held March 13.