From left, Ladd Edmo, Nathan Small, Donna Bollinger and Lee Juan Tyler.
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock tribal members re-elected Ladd R. Edmo, Nathan Small, Donna K. Thompson and Lee Juan Tyler to the Fort Hall Business Council May 31.
Tony Galloway Sr. was elected to the Land Use Policy Commission, as he was the only candidate.
Nathan Small said he would like to thank everyone that was able to put the council back in, that shows consistency. “The council has been doing a lot of good this past year and that just like everything else you can look at what we can improve and what we can do better,” he said.
Donna K. Thompson thanked everybody that came out voted for the candidate of their choice and those who voted for her. She was told there is always room for improvement and that she will go for it this year.
Ladd R. Edmo was the top vote getter with 393 votes and said that it was a great honor to represent the tribal membership and Shoshone and Bannock people on the Fort Hall Reservation and he will continue the journey of leading the tribe in the right direction with good team work and cooperation between the council working with all the departments. “We can make better things happen and to continuously move forward in our path to make our reservation the best.”
Lee Juan Tyler thanked the election board, the clerks and observers and the Fort Hall Police Department plus the candidates that ran. He went on to say there were a lot of great words said “intelligent people” on the campaign trail at the different at the meeting and lodges.
Darrell Shay and Nancy Eschief Murillo spoke. Shay thanked the members who voted for him and Eschief Murillo said thanks to the people who voted for her and hoped that she would have made it into the council but she hopes this council will continue better than they have done in the past.
Following are the votes received: Ladd R. Edmo 393 votes, Lee Juan Tyler 346 votes, Donna K. Thompson 313 votes, Nathan Small 308 votes. Blaine J. Edmo 233 votes, Darrell Shay 210 votes, Nancy Eschief Murillo 205 votes and Gary F. Watson received 171 votes.