Sen. Richard Marcellais, District 9 Senate – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Richard Marcellais, District 9, is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. HE has served seven terms so far in the senate, and is up for re-election. He’s a former Tribal Chairman for the TMBCI and a Vietnam veteran having served in the US Army. Marcellais was inducted to the 2016 ND Native American Hall of Honor. Marcellais was first elected in 2007.
This interview is part of Main Street's series on North Dakota Indigenous candidates running for election in the 2022 midterms. See a list of all interviews here.