General News · 18th October 2011
Klahoose voters overwhelmingly supported James Delorme as the new Chief of the Klahoose First Nation in a by-election held on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Chief Delorme takes over his duties immediately.
The by-election was called to replace former Chief Ken Brown, who resigned on July 11, 2011 for personal reasons. The unofficial results of the poll are as follows:
James Delorme 63
Kathy Francis 22
Mavis Kok 15
Trevor Leduc 12
Maxie McGee 0
Ray Noble 6
Rejected Ballots 3
James has been employed by the Klahoose First Nation in a variety of roles over the past 15 years; most recently as Job Coach where he helped create a Career Achievement Centre to provide Klahoose members and First Nations with resources to succeed in finding a career and be trained for sustainable employment.
James also works as the Klahoose web master, and previously was employed as the community planner and consultation specialist. His recent election campaign focused heavily on education, economy and community, and Chief Delorme is very interested in promoting Klahoose culture, language and art, as well as constitution building for the future, and openness in government. James is additionally interested in building new opportunities related to employment, housing, health benefits, information sharing and consultation with members.
Klahoose First Nation is now represented by Chief Delorme, with serving councilors Kathy Francis, Jessie Louie, and Mavis Kok. The term of office continues through April 9, 2013.