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Tribal CEO Joe Pakootas announces bid for McMorris Rodgers’ seat

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INCHELIUM — Joe Pakootas, a longtime Colville Tribal leader, announced today he will run for a seat in the U.S. Congress’s 5th District, currently held by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Pakootas, 56, of Inchelium, is CEO of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, and has been a small business owner for 28 years with his wife, Cheryl.

He also served as Colville Tribal Chairman for five years, and served a total of 16 years on the governing Colville Business Council.

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