WCA records highest voter turnout for tribal council election
March 8, 2023
A record number of Wrangell Cooperative Association members came out to vote for four members of the tribal council, the governing body of the Native organization.
Esther Aaltséen Reese, the tribal administrator for WCA, said 168 members, or 41.6% of 403 eligible voters, voted in this year’s election on Feb. 28, the most they’ve had turn out. The WCA has 887 members, but only those 18 years and older are eligible to vote.
Seven tribal members ran for the four vacant seats on the eight-person council. The winners, Sandy Churchill, Luella Knapp, Jason Clark and Timothy Gillen, will serve...