Four Tulalip women seek spots on tribal council

Only one women serves on the council for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

Helene Contraro, Debbie Posey, Marilyn Sheldon and Dawn Simpson hope to change that. They have filed for two open seats on the seven-member council in hopes of focusing more on social issues instead of business, for which the tribe is well known.

"Men have done their part. We need to get back to basics," Contraro told The Seattle Times.

The election is being held this Saturday. In addition to the four women, seven men are running. Chairman Stan Jones is seeking re-election.

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