Sealaska shareholders have re-elected four incumbents to their regional Native corporation’s board of directors.
Richard Rinehart Jr., Jodi Mitchell, Jackie Johnson Pata and Patrick Anderson were the top vote-getters.
Results were announced Saturday at Sealaska’s annual meeting in Hoonah.
The board chose Alysha Guthrie as youth adviser for the next year.
The incumbents were challenged by 10 independent candidates, many critical of the corporation’s board and managers.
Mick Beasley, Myrna Gardner and Ralph Wolfe were the top independent vote-getters.
Sealaska says about 120 shareholders and guests attended the meeting in Hoonah. Another approximately 280 households viewed a webcast.
Board members chose Albert Kookesh and Rosita Worl to continue chairing and vice-chairing the panel. Top managers were also retained, including President and CEO Chris E. McNeil Jr.
Sealaska has about 22,000 tribal member shareholders.
2013 Annual Meeting Election Results (in shares cast)
Richard Rinehart Jr. – 601,423
Jodi Mitchell – 601,255
Jackie Johnson Pata – 600,927
Patrick Anderson – 600,487
Mick Beasley – 432,960
Myrna Gardner – 331,986
Ralph Wolfe – 245,620
Frank Jack III – 170,633
Angela Michaud – 118,294
Ernestine Hayes – 103,533
Will Micklin – 100,250
Richard Jack Strong – 95,982
Edward Sarabia Jr – 84,966
Bonnie Jo Borchick – 28,144
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