Monday, April 9, 2018
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council Chairman survives recall vote
Chairman Thurlow "Sam" McClellan survived his recall vote 229-249, The recall took place at the same time as a primary election for three other seats. The issue was claims of misuse of tribal funds in the purchase of an airline ticket (he claims it was paid back within four days as was simply so his wife could accompany him on a trip to DC). McClellan claims the recall was over his opposition to a proposed hotel and casino.