Incumbents Dustin Best, Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, Andrew Joseph Jr., Sharleen Zacherle and Joseph Somday return, while Inchelium boasts two new faces in Cody Peone and Cindy Marchand
NESPELEM, Wash. —The culmination of the Colville Business Council’s 2022 General Election Thursday, June 23, 2022 found five returning incumbents and two new faces in the Inchelium District.
For the Omak district, incumbent Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, who has served in Omak’s position #1 since 2020, topped challenger Angela Davis by a total of 253 to 174.
Continuing for the Omak district in position #2, incumbent Dustin Best, who has served since 2020, surpassed challenger Preston Boyd by a total of 238 to 188.
In the Nespelem district, incumbent Andrew Joseph Jr. was reelected to Position #1 defeating opponent, Corby Turner, by a total of 370 to 232.
For Nespelem district’s position #2, incumbent Sharleen Zacherle, who has served since 2020, surpassed Rodney Cawston by a total of 357 to 244.
In Keller, incumbent Joseph Somday retained his position over challenger Patrick Tonasket by a total of 91 to 86. Somday has served on the Colville Business Council since 2012.
New faces will be sworn in for both positions in the Inchelium district. For position #1, challenger Cindy Marchand defeated incumbent Marvin Kheel by a total of 277 to 165. In position #2, newcomer Cody Peone topped incumbent Richard Swan Sr. by a total of 289 to 148.
The entire 14-member Colville Business Council is the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
The 2022 Oath of Office will be held in the auditorium at the Lucy Covington Government Center in Nespelem, WA on July 14, 202 and begin at 9 am.