Scott unofficial winner of Rosebud’s Tribal President Election

ROSEBUD, SD – Cyril “Whitey” Scott was the unofficial winner of the General Election for tribal president held here last week. He received 39 votes more than incumbent Rodney Bordeaux.


Bordeaux has served the last 7 years, or three terms, as President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.


William “Willie” Kindle was re-elected as Vice President. He received 1720 votes to Oliver J. “OJ” Semans’ 801 votes.


Tribal council newcomer Mary Waln received 1,251 votes over He Dog Community incumbent Royal Yellow Hawk who came close with 1,224 votes.


Horse Creek incumbent Webster Two Hawk, Sr. retained his tribal council seat with 1642 votes over challenger Fremont Fallis who had 819 votes.


Ring Thunder has a new tribal council representative with Rose Two Strike Stenstrom receiving 1,271 votes, which was enough to beat incumbent Patricia “Patti” Douville who had 1,171 votes.


Rosebud’s race for tribal council representative was the closest one of all. Richard “Tuffy” Lunderman’s 1,253 votes were enough to put him ahead of Stephanie C. Sully, who received 1,233 votes.


St. Francis incumbent John Swift retained his tribal council seat with 1,386 votes compared to 1,100 votes received by challenger Patsy Valandra.


Swift Bear tribal council challenger Alvin Bettelyoun, Sr. received 1,540 votes to easily topple incumbent Delano Clairmont, who had 887 votes.


Upper Cut Meat incumbent Kathleen High Pipe received 1,239 votes to remain as tribal council representative. Challenger Philimon D. Two Eagle finished with 1,186 votes.


Corn Creek will seat newcomer Brian Hart who received 1,286 votes. Incumbent Arlene Black Bear finished with 1,154 votes.


Incumbent Todd Bear Shield appeared on the ballot from Bull Creek Community even though he ran unopposed. 2,119 tribal voters cast their vote for Bear Shield.


In addition, the unofficial results from the school board election for St. Francis Indian School saw Fred “Fritz” Leader Charge receive 548 votes while David P. Brushbreaker received 517 votes.


The RST Election Board will receive any challenges to the General Election results until 1pm on Friday, August 31, 2012. A challenge fee is required. The swearing in of the newly elected officials will take place on the first business day following the certification of election results. For more information you may call the Election Board office at (605) 856-2373.



Published by Vi Waln


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