Chief Byron Louis back in as Okanagan Indian Band leader - InfoNews

Current Conditions


Chief Byron Louis back in as Okanagan Indian Band leader

FILE PHOTO: Okanagan Indian Band chief Byron Louis
Image Credit: Submitted
March 30, 2019 - 1:12 PM

OKANAGAN INDIAN BAND — Voters have had their say for who will govern the Okanagan Indian Band for the next term.

Incumbent Chief Byron Louis is back at the helm. He received 240 votes overall taking the lead over Dan Wilson with 183 votes for chief and Cindy Brewer with 148, according to the band's webpage. Both Brewer and Wilson will serve on council. There were 10 spoiled ballots for chief votes.

Those elected for council include Val Chiba, Sharon Cullen, Timothy Isaac, Garett Lawrence, Allan B. Louis, Sheldon Louis, Ryan Oliverius, and Leland Wilson.

The vote took place yesterday, March 29. Polls closed at 8 p.m.

Here are the results below.



Chief Byron Louis: 240

Allan B. Louis: 298

Garett Lawrence: 284

Dan Wilson (council votes): 269

Sheldon Louis: 261

Sharon Cullen: 241

Cindy Brewer (council votes): 240

Val Chiba: 240

Ryan Oliverius: 235

Leland Wilson: 232

Timothy Isaac: 219



Dan Wilson (chief votes): 183

Cindy Brewer (chief votes): 148

Dean Louis: 210

Shane Miller: 197

Raymond Marchand: 186

Shawna Whitney: 184

Lyle Brewer: 167

Darryl Marchand: 157

Russell Williams: 157

Buffy Mills: 154

Michael Ochoa Sr.: 143

William Wilson: 129

Kelvin Alexis: 106

Maureen Ziprick: 67

David Marchand: 0

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shelby Thevenot or call (250) 819-6089 or email the editor You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won’t censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile