Sallisaw was recently one of the latest stops for the Hoskin-Warner campaign.
Several hundred supporters filled the People Inc. conference center on Thursday, Jan. 10, to hear the pair’s vision for the Cherokee Nation. Chuck Hoskin Jr. is running for Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and Bryan Warner is running for Deputy Principal Chief.
Hoskin said he feels he and Warner will make a great team leading the Cherokee Nation.
“We’re just very excited about where Cherokee Nation is right now; we’re in a position of strength,” said Hoskin, who currently serves as the Secretary of State for the Cherokee Nation. “We can keep building this region up. We can keep making the dreams of the Cherokee people possible. We just have to keep doing it. I’ve got the background. I’ve got the skills. I’ve got the experience to make that happen.
“With Councilman Bryan Warner, he adds so much to what we’re doing,” added Hoskin, who lives in Vinita.
Warner said the pair have discussed at length things they want to accomplish for the tribe.
“We so much parallel one another in our leadership styles, our ability to look at a problem with a systematic approach to solving the problem,” said Warner, who currently serves as District 6 Tribal Councilor and lives in Sallisaw. “I think one of the first things I learned about this gentleman was his ability to lead and help people, and his sincere, caring and compassionate heart for the individual and for the rural communities, and I know in this area, that’s ultra important.”
Current Principal Chief Bill John Baker spoke during the rally, offering his support for the pair of candidates. Baker will not seek re-election due to term limits.
Also speaking at the rally was District 6 State Rep. Chuck Hoskin, a former Cherokee tribal councilor currently serving as Baker’s Chief of Staff and father of Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The general election is set for June 1.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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