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Chief Elect Phyliss Anderson
CHOCTAW, MISSISSIPPI - Challenger Phyliss Anderson beat Incumbent Beasley Denson in a run-off election on July 5 for tribal chief - or miko - of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Challenger Phyliss Anderson 1971 votes
Incumbent Beasley Denson 1618 votes
The Choctaw Tribal Election Committee announced the official results of the run-off elections for Tribal Chief and Bogue Homa Tribal Council Representative. The Tribal Election Committee certified the election results late Thursday.
Also on July 5th a run-off election was held between Robert Briscoe and incumbent Berdie M. Steve for the Bogue Homa seat on the Tribal Council. Challenger Robert Briscoe won by just 8 votes.
Challenger Robert Briscoe 92 votes
Incumbent Berdie Steve 84 votes
The following were certified winners by the Tribal Election Committee from the original election for seats on the Tribal Council: Harrison Ben, incumbent Cyrus Ben, Richard Isaac and incumbent Myrtle Ben, Linda McMillan, incumbent Sammy Clemmons, Jr. and Jesse Thomas.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has an enrolled membership of over 10,000 and is the only federally recognized tribe in the State of Mississippi. The Tribe is headquartered in the Pearl River community, near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
posted July 8, 2011 3:27 pm edt
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