Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Native Candidates Win Big In Washington State Elections

On November 3rd, Native American candidates won in several statewide races, included Debora Juarez (Blackfeet) who became the first Native American to win a seat on the Seattle City Council. Joining Juarez in another Seattle first, was the election of Scott Pinkham (Nez Perce) to the Seattle School board. Pinkham is believed to be the first Native American elected to serve on the school board. North of Seattle, in Bellingham, Roxanne Murphy (Nooksack) was re-elected to the Bellingham City Council. In 2014, Murphy sponsored the “Coast Salish Day” resolution to replace the Federal holiday Columbus Day for the city of Bellingham.

More:  http://lrinspire.com/2015/11/08/native-candidates-win-big-in-washington-state-elections/

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