Candidates for tribal positions in the upcoming Cherokee Nation election will be able to share their positions on issues of importance to the nation during the upcoming Cherokee Election Forum.
Slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, the Cherokee Election Forum will be held at the Indian Capital Technology Center’s conference center on the Sallisaw campus, 401 E. Houser.
Presented by KXMX The Mix and the Sequoyah County Times, the forum will be an opportunity for Sequoyah County tribal citizens to get to know the tribal candidates, not only for the Principal Chief and Deputy Principal Chief positions, but also for District 6 Tribal Councilor of the Cherokee Nation, according to Darren Girdner, KXMX owner.
“The Cherokee Nation is extremely important to our area here in eastern Oklahoma,” Girdner said. “It offers a lot of benefits and opportunities, and we feel it is important to let our listeners, viewers and readers know more about the tribal candidates so that they can make informed decisions when voting at their respective polling locations on election day.”
Invitations for the Cherokee Election Forum were extended to candidates for the Principal Chief seat – Chuck Hoskin Jr., Dick Lay and David Walkingstick; for the Deputy Principal Chief position – Bryan Warner and Meredith Frailey; and for the District 6 Tribal Councilor seat – Ron Goff, Gary Trad Lattimore and Daryl Legg.
At this time, only Hoskin Jr., Warner, Legg, Lattimore and Goff have confirmed their attendance.
Marley Abell will moderate the forum. The Cherokee Nation general election is June 1.
Mix TV Channel 19 will broadcast the Cherokee Election Forum live at 6 p.m. May 20 on DiamondNet Channel 19; a link will be posted on the Mix 105.1 KXMX Facebook page also.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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