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Penticton Indian Band prepares for elections

The four candidates for this year's Penticton Indian Band election for chief are, from left to right: Joe Jack, Clinton George, Jonathan Kruger and Chad Eneas.
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September 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

PENTICTON - This year’s election campaign for chief and council of the Penticton Indian Band began this week with nominations for chief.

The chief’s election is slated for Oct. 19, with council elections are to take place Dec. 7, according to a media release.

Incumbent Chief Jonathan Kruger is seeking reelection for a third term while Clint George, Chad Eneas and Joe Jack are the challengers.

Nominations for the position on council take place the week following election of chief in order to allow those unsuccessful in their bid for chief to run for a position on council.

The chief and councillors serve four year terms.

There are chief candidate forums scheduled on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at the Outma Squilxw Cultural School.

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