Saturday's election came five months earlier than originally scheduled, after Simon's first term was wrought by internal administrative strife that often undermined his decision-making power as grand chief.
He received 390 votes, a comfortable lead over opponents Sonya Gagnier (86 votes) and Robert Gabriel (68 votes).
Six chiefs were also elected to the new band council: John Canatonquin, Gloria Ann Nelson, Lourena Montour, Bruce Montour, Patricia Meilleur and Victor Bonspille.
The previous council was often paralyzed in its decision-making because the majority of the chiefs on band council often did not support Simon. However, four of the dissidents from the last council were not re-elected.
Simon campaigned on the promise of revisiting the community’s governance model.
Elections in Kanesatake are rarely popular. Just 27 per cent of the 2,034 eligible voters cast a ballot on Saturday, down from the 30 per cent in the 2011 election.