Recall election proceeds against Little Traverse chairman
The chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan will face a recall election on May 28.

Chairman Ken Harrington tried to stop the election in tribal court but lost his case on Friday. So he is focusing his effort on staying in office.

“The recall people dishonor our election process and threaten to tear our tribe apart,” Harrington told The Petoskey News-Review. “The recall people only want to dismantle the election results — they have no written plan who they want as chairman.”

Vice chairman Dexter McNamara will not be on the ballot. A tribal court judge issued a preliminary injunction after McNamara raised questions about the number of valid signatures on the recall petition.

Harrington and McNamara are newcomers to the tribal council and have been in office for a little over six months.

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Recall election moving forward for tribal chairman (The Petoskey News-Review 4/28)

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