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Terry Collins files for Tribal Chairman

Terry Collins filed on Thursday to run for Tribal Chairman in the November Tribal Elections.

Councilman Bobby Oxendine filed to retain his District 5 seat on the Tribal Council.

Collins currently serves as the District 10 representative on the Tribal Council. He is completing his second term and is ineligible to seek re-election. The Lumbee Constitution prohibits council members from serving more than two consecutive terms.

Collins lives in Shannon and is the owner of Terry Collins Construction Company.

Oxendine lives in the Prospect community and is a retired educator with the Public Schools of Robeson County. District 5 includes Oxendine and Prospect.

The filing period ends on September 18.

Collins is the fourth person to file for the chairman’s seat. The others are current Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks, Lynn Jacobs and Harvey Godwin Jr.

The tribal elections are set for November 17.

The other council seats up for election are Districts 1, 4, 7, 10 and 14. The filing fee for the chairman seat is $500. The fee for a council seat is $250.

The Tribal Election Board office is located at 78-D, Three Hunt’s Drive in the Comtech Business Park off N.C. 711 in Pembroke. The office is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is (910) 521-8965.

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