At around 3:30 or 4:00am on Sunday, I found out that I was fortunate enough to be re-elected to Huu-ay-aht First Nations Council. In the past few days, I have reflected on what has come before and the dreams I have for the future. This election was conducted very professionally on all accounts. The Election Commissioner’s work, however, is not yet done. While there was a clear winner for the Chief-Councillor — congratulations Robert Dennis Sr. — and for the first three of five Council positions, there was a three-way tie for the last two seats. Truly, every vote counts!
There will be a run-off election on July 18th (warning PDF link) between the three who tied for the last two seats.
Regardless, I look forward very much to working with the new Council, and I look back and very much appreciate the work done by the one before.
It has been an honour and a privilege to serve my community, and re-election makes me pause and consider the good-fortune and appreciation I have for being able to serve once more.
I thank everyone who had the courage and fortitude to run for office, and I thank those who took the time out of their day to vote. If ever there was an example of every vote counting, we now see the reason.