Siletz Tribe Elects Tribal Council Members
Robert Kentta, Loraine Butler and Gloria Ingle were elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held today.
Kentta, from Logsden, Ore., was re-elected with 350 votes; Butler, from Siletz, Ore., was re-elected with 339 votes; and Ingle, from Lincoln City, Ore., was elected with 258 votes. Nine candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.
These individuals will serve with Reggie Butler Sr. and Sharon Edenfield, both of Siletz, and Jessie Davis of Salem, Ore., whose terms expire in 2015; and Lillie Butler and Alfred (Bud) Lane III, both of Siletz, and Delores Pigsley, of Keizer, Ore., whose terms expire in 2016. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council.
Six hundred forty-three ballots were returned and accepted. Enrolled members of the Siletz Tribe who are age 18 or older are eligible to vote in Tribal elections. The Tribe has more than 4,900 enrolled members.
The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. at the Tribal administration building in Siletz. Officers, elected on an annual basis, also will be chosen at that time.