Grand Traverse court disqualifies winning candidate from office
The tribal court of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan disqualified a winning candidate from holding public office.

The court said Alvin Pedwaydon violated election law because he sits on a committee that determines the salaries of tribal council members. “I am simply shocked,” told The Leelanau Enterprise in response to the decision.

Pedwaydon was the top vote-getter in the last three elections. He indicated he might pursue an appeal.

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Tribal Court rejects top vote-getter (The Leelanau Enterprise 10/1)

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