Janet Locklear filed on Monday for the District 10 seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council.
The seat is current held by Terry Collins. Collins is completing his second term on the Council and is ineligible to seek re-election. The Lumbee Constitution prohibits council members from serving more than two consecutive terms. Locklear lives in Shannon.
The filing period will continue through September 18. There are seven council seats up for election, along with the chairman’s seat.
The tribal elections are set for November 17, 2015.
The council seats up for election are Districts 1, 4, 5, 7, 9,10 and 14. The Tribal Chairman’s seat is also up for election. Council members and the chairman serve three-year terms.
The filing fee for the chairman seat is $500. The filling fee for the council seat is $250.
To be eligible to be a candidate for chairman, candidates must be at least 35 years of age, maintained their residency in the tribal territory for the past year, and have no felony conviction.
To be eligible to serve on the Tribal Council, a person must be an enrolled tribal member of at least 21 years of age; maintained his or her principal residence in the district for no less than one year; and have no felony conviction.
The Tribal Election office is located at 78-D, Three Hunt’s Drive in the Comtech Business Park off N.C. 711 in Pembroke. Office hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is (910) 521-8965.