2013 Election Candidates

The following are the Wyandotte Nation 2013 Election Candidates that have met the qualifications for candidacy as per the Wyandotte Nation Election Ordinance, Article VI, Section 1. These qualifications were amended by the Election Board, approved by the Board of Directors, and signed by Chief Leaford Bearskin in March 2009.

Chief

Billy Friend

 

Board of Directors

Juanita McQuistion

Ramona Reid

Donna Mercer

Eric Lofland

 

Grievance Committee

Derald Clemons

Isaac Tanner

Darlene Trimble

Catherine Hitchcock

 

Election Ordinance

ARTICLE VI

CANDIDACY FOR TRIBAL OFFICIALS

SECTION 1. QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

A person shall be eligible to run for and hold an elective office of the Wyandotte Nation if such person meets the following requirements:

(a) Be an enrolled member of the Wyandotte Nation; with an extensive knowledge of the Wyandotte Culture.

(b) Twenty-five (25) years of age or older at the time of filing for candidacy;

(c)  Agree to physically reside within a 50-mile radius of the administration office during the term of office.

(d) Must, to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, be able to pass a criminal background check, possess either a four-year degree in a business related area or a minimum of five years’ experience in tribal government administration.

(e) Must not be a part of the immediate family of any elected official, or member of the Election Board that would be serving during the same time frame.

(f)  Must not be an employee of the Wyandotte Nation on the date on which the person is sworn into office except that:

(1) This provision shall not apply to any person who is a member of the Board of Directors and an employee of the Wyandotte Nation on the date of passage of this election ordinance; and

(2)    This provision shall not prohibit a member of the Board of Directors from being employed by the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma, a federal chartered corporation, and its subdivisions or by any entity created under the laws of the Wyandotte Nation to promote the economic development of the Nation.

Rob Nesvold, Election Board Chairperson

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