Adams elected Akwesasne district chief in by-election

AKWESASNE – The runner up in the last by-election for Akwesasne district chief representing Cornwall Island has been elected to the position.

Unofficial results show Vanessa Lee Adams won in the Saturday (June 1, 2019) by-election at the Tri-District Elders Lodge.

Adams got 103 votes while Lloyd Benedict Jr., who ran in last Akwesasne general election for grand chief, received 5 votes.

Adams takes the position left vacant after Dennis Chaussi resigned in March.

Chaussi, who had been ousted through a community petition, won a by-election in December by five votes over Vanessa Lee Adams.

The results can be appealed up until Thursday (June 6).