Politics

Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe






Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians speaks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C, on November 5, 2015. Still image from White House / YouTube

Aaron Payment has won another term as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

Payment defeated Keith Massaway for the post, the tribe announced. The election was held on Thursday.

“I am honored and humbled to have been returned to office by Sault Tribe voters," Payment said in a press release.

Voters also elected Michael McKerchie, Dennis McKelvie and Jennifer McLeod-Tyson to serve on the board of directors to represent Unit 1 of the tribe's service area. McKelvie and McLeod are incumbents while McKerchie is a newcomer.

For Unit 2, Lana Causley ran unopposed and was deemed election. In Unit 3, voters re-elected Bridgett Sorenson.

Darcy Morrow, another incumbent, won the Unit 4 election. In Unit 5, Anita Nelson won re-election.

The board of directors has 13 seats.