Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council Treasurer Wade Pahmahmie and Ethics Commissioner #1 Jessica Burghart and Ethics Commissioner #3 Allison Pahmahmie took the oath of office during a brief swearing-in ceremony held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Old Bingo Hall. PBPN Tribal Council Chairman Joseph Rupnick officiated the event.
This is Wade Pahmahmie’s second term as Tribal Council Treasurer. He received 600 votes equaling 65.15% of the ballots cast during the 2020 Election. Pahmahmie began his first term of office on April 27, 2017, after winning a Special Election in 2017.
This is the first term of office for both Burghart and A. Pahmahmie, the newly elected Ethics Commissioners. Both officials ran uncontested in their respective races, with Burghart receiving 747 votes and A. Pahmahmie receiving 764 votes. No candidates filed for the Ethics Commissioner Vice Chairperson position, which remains vacant.
Burghart and A. Pahmahmie will join Ethics Commission Chairperson Dale Delg, Secretary Virgina LeClere, and Commissioner #2 Shawnna Wabaunsee. The Ethics Commissions’ purpose is to investigate and hear complaints against Nation officials that arise under the code of ethics provisions.
Social distancing protocols were in place due to COVID-19, which included wearing masks and limiting attendance to 45 people.
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