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Chief, subchief ousted in bids for re-election to tribal council

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AKWESASNE - Voters rejected an incumbent chief and subchief in their bids to retain their seats on the six-member St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council.

Paul Thompson, outpolled incumbent Mark Garrow 265-213 in the five person race for chief. Gary Cole, 201: Monica Jacobs, 197; and Roger Thomas, 73; rounded out the field, according to Saturday’s unofficial vote results.

Eric Thompson, 471 votes, rolled to victory in the sub-chief downing incumbent Stacy Skidders, 190, by more than a 2:1 margin. Sharon Thompson finished with 188 votes, and Pamela Brown, 115.

Tribal Clerk Corleen Jackson-Jacco, 490 voes, was the only incumbent to retain her seat. She turned back challenges from Clarissa Terrance Chatland, 318, and Cecil Garrow, 155.

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