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Oxendine files for District 7 Seat

Reginald Oxendine Jr. filed on Friday, September 18, to run for the District 7 seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council.

Friday was the last day of the filing period. The tribal elections will be held November 17. Oxendine was the fourth person to file for the District 7 seat which includes South Pembroke and Union communities.

The other District 7 candidates are Johnny Mercer, Woody Sampson and Anthony Miller.

Robert Chavis currently holds the District 7 seat. Chavis is ineligible to seek re-election because the Lumbee Constitution prevents council members from serving more than two consecutive terms.

Council members’ terms are for three years.

There are seven council seats up for election, along with the chairman’s seat.

Aside from District 7, the other seats up for election are Districts 1, 4, 5, 9 and 10.

The chairman’s seat is also up for election this year.

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