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Former Chief Hicks to face Sneed in Cherokee’s September election

Former Chief Hicks to face Sneed in Cherokee’s September election

“As always, it is an honor to serve the Principle [sic] People as your Principal Chief,” he wrote. “I humbly ask for your continued support and your vote on September 7th so that, together, we may continue to build on the progress we have made.”

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Primary Election unofficial results

Principal Chief

†Michell Hicks, 1,075 votes (41.8%)

*Richard Sneed, 548 (21.8%)

Robert Saunooke, 441 (17.1%)

Gary Ledford, 254 (9.9%)

Gene Crowe Jr, 141 (5.5%)

Lori Taylor, 117 (4.5%)


Birdtown Tribal Council

†Jim Owle, 362 (27.3%)

*Boyd Owle, 358 (27%)

*Albert Rose, 253 (19.1%)

Cyndi Lambert, 244 (18.4%)

Joi Owle, 109 (8.2%)


Wolfetown Tribal Council

†Bo Crowe, 400 (31.8%)

*Mike Parker, 307 (24.4%)

*Andrew Oocumma, 305 (24.2%)

Peanut Crowe, 156 (12.4%)

†Chelsea Taylor, 70 (5.6%)

Qiana Powell, 22 (1.8%)


Painttown Tribal Council

*Sean “Michael” Stamper, 239 (37.5%)

*Dike Sneed, 134 (21%)

Jeff Thompson, 129 (20.3%)

Carolyn West, 64 (10.1%)

Andre Brown, 51 (8%)

Richard Delano Huskey, 20 (3.1%)


Yellowhill Tribal Council

*David Wolfe, 191 (31.8%)

†Tom Wahnetah, 121 (20.1%)

Stephanie Saunooke French, 107 (17.8%)

*T.W. Saunooke, 101 (16.8%)

Ernest Tiger, 81 (13.5%)


Painttown School Board

Micah Swimmer, 162 (48.4%)

*Regina Rosario, 97 (29%)

Keyonna Hornbuckle, 76 (22.7%)

 * incumbent

† previously held office

Anticipated General Election candidates are shown in italics.

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