There will be no redecorating either of the executive offices as both Principal Chief Michell Hicks and Vice Chief Larry Blythe won their bids for re-election for third terms on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Chief Hicks defeated Patrick Lambert by 135 votes in a rematch of the 2007 election. He carried five of the eight voting townships including: Yellowhill, Painttown, Big Y, Wolftown and Cherokee County.
Write-in candidate Susan Toineeta garnered 80 votes.
“I have never been more honored to stand before you as your Principal Chief,” Chief Hicks said in a statement. “Your outpouring of support and prayers over the last few months sustained my family and I through this very difficult election.” ...
All 11 incumbents running for Tribal Council seats won re-election. The only new face in the Council Chambers will be Bo Taylor who won a seat for the Big Cove Community.
Full Election Results
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