Siletz Tribe Elects Tribal Council Members
Reggie Butler Sr., Sharon A. Edenfield and David R. Hatch were elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held Saturday.
Butler, from Siletz, was re-elected with 267 votes; Edenfield, also from Siletz, was re-elected with 267 votes; and Hatch, from Portland, was elected with 247 votes. Ten candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.
These individuals will serve with Lillie Butler and Alfred (Bud) Lane III, both of Siletz, and Delores Pigsley, of Keizer, whose terms expire in 2016; and Loraine Butler of Siletz, Gloria Ingle of Lincoln City, and Robert Kentta of Logsden, whose terms expire in 2017. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council.
Seven hundred eight 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 nearly 5,000 enrolled members.
The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members will take place 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.