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UNOFFICIAL TRIBAL ELECTION RESULTS

Harvey Godwin Jr. was elected Tuesday as the new chairman of the Lumbee Tribe, according to Sheila Beck-Jones, chairwoman of the Lumbee Tribe Election Board.

Godwin received 2,221 votes, according to the unofficial results. Paul Brooks, the incumbent, tallied 1,492 votes, followed by Terry Collins, 1,257 votes; Bobbie Jacobs-Ghaffar, 252 votes; and Lynn Bruce Jacobs, 99 votes.

A total of 5,321 votes were cast in the chairman’s race. Godwin received 41.7 percent of the votes.

Godwin is expected to take office in January. A date has not been set.

The following are the unofficial results of the Tribal Council district races:

— District 1 (Gaddy, Rowland, Orrum, Sterling’s, Whitehouse and Thompson)

Lakisha Spaulding Sweat (unopposed)

— District 4 (Red Springs and Philadelphus)

Jonathan Locklear (unopposed)

— District 5 (Oxendine and Prospect)

Bobby Oxendine …… 384

Don Scott …………… 198

— District 7 (South Pembroke and Union)

Reginald Oxendine Jr. ……..325

Johnny Mercer ……………... 255

Anthony Miller …………….. 165

Woody Sampson …………….129

— District 9 (Saddletree)

Elaine McNeil Collins ……. 199

Anita Hammonds-Blanks …. 197

— District 10 (Shannon, Rennert and South St. Pauls)

Janet Locklear …………. 161

Beverly Collins-Hall ……. 132

— District 14 (East Howellsville, Wisharts and Britts)

Barbara Lowery ………112

Jimmy Hunt ……………42

Sheila Beck-Jones said that any request for appeals must be provided to the Election Board by November 24.

Click here to view a district-by-district break downof the votes

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