Eastern Cherokees head to the polls to elect chief and council
Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
in North Carolina are heading to the polls today.
Incumbent chief Michell Hicks is seeking a third term in office. His challenger is Patrick Lambert, an attorney who works for the tribe's gaming commission.
Incumbent vice chief Larry Blythe is also running for re-election. Council member Teresa McCoy is hoping to oust him.
Additionally, tribal members will vote for council and school board members.
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