Tribal Government & News
Tribal Council incumbents seeking re-election
By Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals editor
Tribal Council incumbents Cheryle A. Kennedy, Jon A. George and Steve Bobb Sr. have all confirmed to Smoke Signals that they plan to seek re-election during the Sept. 11 Tribal Council election.
Kennedy, 73, is the longest serving Tribal Council member in Tribal history. She will be seeking her eighth consecutive three-year term on Tribal Council.
During the 2018 election, Kennedy set a record for the most votes received by a Tribal Council candidate at the time with 712 votes. That record was surpassed in 2020 when Lisa Leno received more than 1,000 votes.
Kennedy has served as Tribal Council chair for 15 years, including the last four years.
George, 60, is the current Tribal Council secretary and will be seeking his fourth consecutive three-year term on Tribal Council. During the 2018 election, he finished second to Kennedy. He has served as Tribal Council secretary for the last five years.
Bobb, 72, served two terms on Tribal Council between 2007 and ’13 and was re-elected to a third term in 2018, garnering 606 votes. He will be seeking his fourth three-year term on Tribal Council.
Tribal Council nominations will occur at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 27. The location and in-person attendance rules have yet to be released.