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OST primary approaches
Candidates line up to be counted
Monday, October 5, 2020
Native Sun News Today Staff Writer

PINE RIDGE, South Dakota – The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has released its certified candidate list for the OST primary election which will take place on October 13.

The list features 81 certified candidates for either OST President, OST Vice-President, or district representatives.

There are 11 candidates running for OST President and 4 running for OST Vice-President.

Tribal President
John Yellow Bird Steele (seven time President)
Darla Black (former Vice-President);
Darrin Merrival
Gregory Ross
Troy “Scott” Weston (former President)
Kevin Killer
Lyle Jack
Julian Bear Runner (incumbent President)
Chase Iron Eyes
Curtis Temple
Rae Ann Red Owl.

Tribal Vice-President
Alicia Mousseau
Bryan Brewer (former President)
Cindy Giago
Ricky Gray Grass (current 5th member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Executive Officers).

There are 66 candidates running for district representative positions. There are 6 candidates in the Eagle Nest District, 3 candidates in the LaCreek District, 8 candidates in the Medicine Root District, 8 candidates in the Oglala District, 6 candidates in the Pass Creek District, 9 candidates in the Pine Ridge District, 9 candidates in the Porcupine District, 10 candidates in the Wakpamni District, and 8 candidates in the Wounded Knee District.

Only 3 current district representative’s names do not appear on the list. They are Jim Meeks, Chancey Wilson, and Rich Greenwald from the Eagle Nest District, Medicine Root District, and Pine Ridge District respectively.

The certified primary election results will be made public on October 16. A general election sample ballot will be posted on October 23. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is on October 28. The general election will be held on November 3 and the official results will be made public on November 16.

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