Gloria Burns

Gloria Burns waves to vehicles on Friday during a campaign for re-election for Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council on Tongass Avenue and Jefferson Streets. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Gloria Burns, Trixie Bennett and Marcie Fields were the top vote-getters in Monday’s Ketchikan Indian Community election for three seats open on KIC’s Tribal Council.

Rushcelle “Pebbles” Hull and Amber Williams-Baldwin were re-elected to seats on the KIC Advisory Health Board, according to final election results tabulated by the CPA firm of Teuscher Walpole LLC.

Burns, Bennett and Fields were among the seven candidates on the ballot for the three 3-year seats available in KIC’s annual election, in which 464 KIC tribal members cast ballots.

According to the final results, Burns, who currently serves on the Tribal Council, received 234 votes. Bennett received 217 votes, and Fields, who also currently serves on the Tribal Council, received 158 votes.

Current Tribal Council Member Charles (Chas) Edwardson finished fourth with 143 votes, followed by Carrie L. Dodson (James) (132 votes), Joseph Reeves (110) and Trina Arnold (101 votes), according to the final results.

Several individuals received write-in votes, including Gianna Willard Flannery, who tallied about 40 votes.

Hull and Williams-Baldwin were the only candidates on the ballot for the two 2-year seats open on the KIC Advisory Health Board. Hull received 301 votes, and Williams-Baldwin received 288 votes.

A number of individuals received write-in votes for the Advisory Health Board, including Debbie White and Marcie Fields with six votes each.

The newly elected KIC Tribal Council and KIC Advisory Health Board members are scheduled to be sworn during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.