Clifford White elected new Chief of Gitxaala Nation

The Gitxaala Nation has a new Chief following Wednesday's byelection.

The Gitxaala Nation has a new Chief following Wednesday’s byelection.

Clifford White was elected as the new Chief among the five candidates seeking office, receiving 120 of the 356 votes cast, equal to 33.7 per cent of the popular vote. White received 21 more votes than runner-up Merle Bolton, who finished with 99 votes.

Coming in third was Conrad Lewis, who was elected Chief Councillor during the last election by 13 votes. However, several challenges to the election result were launched, citing improper handling of the ballots and a ballot featuring the option of a candidate who had withdrawn, and a new election was ordered by the Gitxaala Justice Tribunal.

Melvin Tolmie Sr. finished fourth in the byelection with 41 votes and Alexa Gamble rounded out the list of candidates with 28 votes.

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