Manitoulin Island’s own Glen Hare has been elected as new Ontario Regional Chief.

The new Ontario Regional Chief began his political career as Chief of M’Chigeeng First Nation for six consecutive terms, three consecutive terms as a Councillor, and two terms as the Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief, as well as Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief.

He has now taken the top spot, the Ontario Regional Chief position with an overwhelming vote of support of 56 of 96 votes on the fourth ballot.

The two other contenders were Elaine Johnston of Serpent River First Nation and Larry Sault of the Mississauga’s of Credit First Nation.

The election took place as part of the chiefs three-day virtual assembly.

The organization represents all 133 First Nations in Ontario.