SWO Special Election Results for Tribal Chair

Results are in from the Special Election for Interim Tribal Chairperson of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, with Delbert Hopkins Sr. elected to fill the office formerly occupied by Donovan White. White was removed as Tribal Chairman on June 8, thus necessitating a special election to fill out his term.

The special election was held Tuesday, July 28, and Hopkins was sworn in as the new Interim Chairman the following day, Wednesday, July 29.

Hopkins received 317 votes to win the chairmanship. In second place was Lorraine Rousseau with 216, Ella Robertson with 165, Jesse Larsen with 160, Floyd Kirk Jr. with 149, and Kenneth Johnson Sr. with 96. Total votes cast were 1,103.