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Sneed wins chief election

Richard Sneed will remain the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for four more years following an Election Day victory, according to unofficial results.

Winners are shown in italics below:

Principal chief

Richard Sneed, 2131 votes (55.11%)

Teresa McCoy, 1736 (44.89)

Vice Chief

Alan “B” Ensley, 2500 (65.19)

Jim Owle, 1335 (34.81)

Big Cove Council

Richard French, 254 (30.86)

Perry Shell, 217 (26.37)

Fred Penick, 187 (22.72)

Renee Long Cole, 165 (20.05)

Big Y/Wolfetown Council

Bo Crowe, 717 (42.30)

Chelsea Saunooke, 409 (24.13)

Bill Taylor, 327 (19.19)

Nathaniel “Bunsey” Crowe, 242 (14.28)

Birdtown Council

Boyd Owl, 682 (34.43)

Albert Rose, 589 (29.73)

Nelson Lambert, 455 (22.97)

Ashley Sessions, 255 (12.87)

Painttown Council

Dike Sneed, 260 (30.37)

Tommye Saunooke, 255 (29.79)

Pamela Sneed, 202 (23.60)

Cheroke Bird Rose, 139 (16.24)

Yellowhill Council

David T. Wolfe, 337 (39.14)

Tom Wahnetah, 250 (29.04)

Tawania Ensley, 164 (19.05)

Stephanie Saunooke French, 110 (12.78)

Snowbird/Cherokee County Council

Adam Wachacha, 337 (36.83)

Bucky Brown, 294 (32.13)

Janell Rattler, 179 (19.56)

Sherry Smoker, 105 ( 11.48)

Big Y School Board

Tara Reed-Cooper, 138 (60.53)

Sharon E. Bradley, 90 (39.47)

Painttown School Board

Regina Ledford Rosario, 363 (100)

Yellowhill School Board

Jennifer Thompson, 398 (100)

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