Candidate Essay: Theodore White Sr.

District II Representative Candidate: Theodore White Sr.

Aaniin, I am Theodore James White Sr. I am running for Leech Lake Tribal council member District two. It would be an honor to serve you as your district two representative. I respectfully ask for your support and votes. I currently reside in the Boy Lake loop. I was born in Minneapolis MN and was raised Southside. My father is Randolph J White SR of Onigum and my Mother Virginia M Martin was from White Earth. During my childhood we went to my Grandmother Jenny Ryan Smith’s home in Onigum every other weekend for years. As an adult I moved to the reservation. I married and moved my family up to Nut hill near Kego lake. We raised our four children and now have seven grandchildren. We divorced in 2009 however we still function as parents and grandparents. We believe that it was important to remain friends after marriage. I served in the United States Marine Corp during desert shield and desert Storm. Becoming a Marine was one of my life’s great honors and accomplishments of my lifetime and I am proud to be a Veteran. In 2007 I attended MMN State College Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN where I received a carpentry diploma and Construction Management A.A.S. After the recession I started the apprenticeship to become a journeyman carpenter. I finished the course in four years and went on to work on many projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan. I returned to the reservation in 2018 Where I ran a crew on the Cedar lakes Casino. Today I am a table games dealer at Northern Lights Casino.

I would like to accomplish during my time in office. Address the housing needs of the homeless individuals and families. Create more resources for families in need. Ensure more resources for drug and alcohol addiction. Work with education, adult education, early childhood programs to improve opportunities for the children and adults in our communities. Work with law enforcement to create a working relationship within the communities. Continue following pandemic policies to ensure the health standards of our reservation. The creation of jobs is an important role in financial stability in families. Everyone needs a wage you can live on and not struggle. There is a lot of work to be done. I would also make it my personal interest to go out into the communities to get to know what the people want. I would like to hear from everyone about the issues they would like to have addressed. Ted White SR 612 812 9439 call or text

A vote for Theodore J White Sr is a vote for the future! Miigwitch!!