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Shinnecock Nation voters oust incumbent trustee in run-off

The Shinnecock Nation of New York held its first run-off election in over 200 years.

Voters ousted incumbent Lance Gumbs and elected Frederick C. Bess, a former trustee. This will be Bess's sixth term on the board.

This was the tribe's first election since gaining federal recognition last October.

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Bess Wins Shinnecock Trustee Runoff (The Southampton Patch 4/12)

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