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Collins-Hall files for District 10 seat

Beverly Collins-Hall of Shannon filed on Tuesday for the District 10 seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Terry Collins currently holds the seat. 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.

Janet Locklear, also of Shannon, has filed for the District 10 seat.

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.

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.

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