Siletz Tribe Elects Tribal Council Members
Reginald Butler Sr., Sharon Edenfield and Jessie Davis were re-elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held Saturday.
Butler, from Siletz, Ore., was re-elected with 283 votes; Edenfield, also from Siletz, was re-elected with 237 votes; and Davis, from Salem, Ore., was re-elected with 218 votes. Eleven candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.
These individuals will serve with Alfred “Bud” Lane III and Lillie Butler, both of Siletz, Ore., and Delores Pigsley of Keizer, Ore., whose terms expire in 2013; and Robert Kentta of Logsden, Ore., and Loraine Butler and Tina Retasket, both of Siletz, whose terms expire in 2014. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council.
Six hundred eighty-one 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 4,800 enrolled members.
The swearing-in ceremony for the newly re-elected council members will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at
10 a.m. at the Siletz Tribal administration building in Siletz. Officers, elected on an annual basis, also will be chosen at that time.