Jackson, Staples-Fairbanks win re-election bids

The unofficial election results from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s primary show incumbent Faron Jackson Senior will keep his Chairperson position after receiving over 50 percent of the vote.

For District III, incumbent Leroy Staples-Fairbanks won over 70 percent of the vote.

Both positions are four year terms. Leech Lake’s primary was originally scheduled for March but due to the pandemic, it was postponed until yesterday.

Since both incumbents in this primary won over half of the vote, both Jackson and Staples-Fairbanks are anticipated to be declared the winners, once the unofficial election results are accepted.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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