Tribal council primary election results

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PABLO — Primary elections for tribal council seats were held across the Flathead Reservation on Nov. 2, and official results were released on Wednesday night.

Several races were close, with over 40 total candidates crowding the ballot. Only the top two candidates from each race will advance to the general election, set to be held Dec. 14.

A recount will be conducted to determine the winners of the Elmo primary, where only two votes separated the second- and third-place finishers. Results for the top five candidates in each district are listed below. (Incumbents indicated by asterisks.)

Candidate, Votes


Shelly R. Fyant 413

Jim Malatare* 262

Zachary Camel 239

Myrna DuMontier 197

Bryan Brazill 174


Junior Caye 639

Reuben A. Mathias* 282

Len Two Teeth 280

William Burke 245

Lois Friedlander 175


Steve Lozar* 482

Vernon S. Finley 464

D. Renee Pierre 208

Brad Pluff 203

Dennis D. Villegas 169


Carole D. Lankford* 535

Tracey Burland 235

Leonard Michel 165

Craig Pablo 153

Two tied with 135


Patty Stevens 385

Joe Durglo* 363

James H. Steele Jr. 345

Charles L. Morigeau 228

Francis C. Cahoon 133

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