Parnell tops polls

  • Jan. 19, 2004 5:00 p.m.

Gilbert Parnell of Skidegate is the first Haida ever elected to serve on the regional district, easily topping the polls on Saturday.
He beat out the four other candidates in the area ‘D’ byelection last Saturday.
He attraceted 150 votes, more than the other four candidates combined. He will serve out the term of former director Ian Lordon who resigned last fall and left the islands.
The other candidates and their vote tally is as follows;
Ian Hetman, 74
Don Hancock, 29
Michael Muller, 14
Ed Robinson, 12
Mr. Parnell campaigned on a platform of experience and argued that “together we must work to make sure that the land and communities are cared for.”
Area ‘D’ covers the unincorporated areas on Grahan Island outside of Queen Charlotte.

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