Cherokee Nation Tribal Council election results

June 4, 2017

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — More than 6,000 Cherokee Nation citizens cast a ballot in the June 3 Cherokee Nation Tribal Council election as the legislative body welcomes back five incumbents and sees two newcomers winning their races. A run-off election is slated for the District 5 and District 9 races.

According to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, nearly 68,000 Cherokee Nation citizens are registered to vote.

The Election Commission will certify the vote count at a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to appeal the results.

Challenge ballots are not included in the unofficial totals. Unofficial results could change with approval of any challenge ballots. Here are the unofficial results without challenge ballots for this year’s election:

District 2 – Cherokee County:
Joe Byrd - 325 - 55.75% (Winner)
Freddie Ferrell -139 - 23.84%
Johnny Dewayne Hammer - 79 - 13.55%
Claude Stover - 25 - 4.29%
Leslie Hannah - 15 - 2.57%

District 4 – Muskogee and McIntosh Counties:
Mike Dobbins - 433 - 69.61% (Winner)
Teasie McCrary Jr. - 88 - 14.15%
Linda Sacks - 61 - 9.81%
Sarah Cowett - 40 - 6.43%

District 5 – Muskogee and Sequoyah Counties (*Run-off candidates):
E.O. Smith - 256 - 39.45%*
Dink Scott - 198 - 30.51%*
Uriah Grass - 195 - 30.05%

District 7 – Adair County:
Frankie Hargis - 537 - 57.01% (Winner)
David Comingdeer -169 - 17.94%
Virginia Holloway - 149 - 15.82%
Clayton Harrington - 87 - 9.24%

District 9 – Delaware and Mayes Counties (*Run-off candidates):
Mike Shambaugh - 306 - 42.86%*
Clifton Hughes - 230 - 32.21%*
Anthony Cochran - 105 - 14.71%
Edward Crawford - 73 - 10.22%

District 10 – Delaware, Mayes and Ottawa Counties:
Harley Buzzard - 397 - 75.91% (Winner)
Brian Hartley - 93 - 17.78%
Sharlyn Van House - 33 - 6.31%

District 11 – Mayes, Craig and Nowata Counties:
Victoria Vazquez – Winner (unopposed)

District 15 – Mayes and Rogers Counties:
Janees Taylor - 390 - 71.96% (Winner)
Michelle Scarborough - 152 - 28.04%

At-Large:
Mary Baker Shaw - 847 - 56.77% (Winner)
Shane Jett - 293 - 19.64%
Linda Leaf Bolin - 169 - 11.33%
Rockne Miller - 57 - 3.82%
Herbert Gootee - 50 - 3.35%
Jay Neugin - 48 - 3.22%
Robin Mayes - 28 - 1.88%

The run-off election date for District 5 and District 9 will be July 22. Absentee ballot request deadline for the run-off elections is June 19.