NESPELEM — Colville Tribal Chairman Michael Finley failed to earn a spot on the general election ballot Thursday after primary votes from the tribes’ Inchelium District were tallied and certified.
Finley has served as chairman or vice chairman of the tribes’ governing Colville Business Council since 2009, except for one year when he was selected vice chairman.
Last October, he was elected vice president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Finley could not be reached to comment. He was…