The Tsawwassen First Nation will hold an election for chief and legislative members Wednesday.
Chief Kim Baird, who was first elected in 1999 and is seeking a seventh term, faces one challenger, Bryce Williams, a member of the executive committee. Tsawwassen members will elect 12 members of the legislature and a chief, who is elected separately.
The four legislators who receive the most votes in the election will sit on the executive council along with the chief. They meet weekly or as required throughout the year to manage the government’s day-to-day operations, debate proposed regulations under Tsawwassen laws and other responsibilities of Tsawwassen government.
The election will be the second general election under the First Nation’s post-treaty governance structure, which has been in place since April 2009.
All officials of Tsawwassen government are elected to three-year terms. Only Tsawwassen First Nation members are eligible to vote in the election.